American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Uninterrupted in time, sequence, substance, or extent. See Synonyms at continual.
- adj. Attached together in repeated units: a continuous form fed into a printer.
- adj. Mathematics Of or relating to a line or curve that extends without a break or irregularity.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Characterized by continuity; not affected by disconnection of parts or interruption of sequence; having uninterrupted extent, substance, or existence; unbroken.
- Unintermitted, or constantly renewed; continual.
- In botany, not deviating from uniformity: the reverse of interrupted. Thus, a stem which has no joints is said to be continuous.
- adj. Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening time.
- adj. Without intervening space; continued; protracted; extended.
- adj. botany Not deviating or varying from uniformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.
- adj. analysis, of a function Such that, for every in the domain, for each small open interval about , there's an interval containing whose image is in .
- adj. mathematics, more generally, of a function Such that each open set in the range has an open preimage.
- adj. grammar Expressing an ongoing action or state.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening space or time; uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; unceasing; constant; continued; protracted; extended.
- adj. (Bot.) Not deviating or varying from uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.
- adj. continuing in time or space without interruption
- adj. of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
- Either via French or directly, from Latin continuus. (Wiktionary)
- From Latin continuus; see continue. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Ms. Stone uses the phrase "continuous partial attention" to describe complex multitasking.”
“The term continuous tone used to describe the style of singing desired is meant literally.”
“The social critic Linda Stone has coined the term continuous partial attention to describe the fractured way we now focus.”
“In fact, radio and audio in general work really well with our increasingly multitasked lives…what someone termed continuous partial attention.”
“A bump overnight, a seismic shift in the earth caused by the mountain kind of settling over the mine, shifted some earth, and it damaged what they call a continuous miner.”
“Thursday what he described as the continuous harassment and intimidation of CUF supporters as they tried to register for the polls and then take their campaign into the countryside.”
“Transvaal in Pretoria on Monday handed a memorandum to the technikon council demanding an end to what they called continuous overseas visits by staff members.”
“He marks several stages in the growth of this style, and claims for it especially the creation of what he calls the continuous method of composition, i.e. a method by which several successive stages of the same history are depicted together in a single painting.”
“We do what we call "continuous integration" on the leaderboard - as soon as your bot enters, it's an all out slugfest and you see where you are in near real time.”
“Tabb's data covers what it calls continuous markets where trades occur electronically, including venues where prices are publicly displayed and dark pools, where they aren't.”
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similar-sounding, different meaning, and i always mix them up.
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