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  • n. Plural form of constant.


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  • On games, Al Michaels and John Madden remain constants in an ever-changing world.

    Grading NFL coverage: Networks have room for improvement

  • Finally, the argument from the unlikelihood of physical constants is vitiated by modern cosmogonic theory and recrudesces the God-of-the-gaps.

    The Memory Hole

  • The relations between the mass description and the associated-particle description involve certain constants, called "mixing angles," whose values are potentially important clues that may help lead to an improved theory of how elementary particles behave.

    Solving the Mystery of the Missing Neutrinos

  • For the numerical treatment of the indicated consideration of probability, knowledge of two universal constants is required, both of which have an independent physical meaning, and whose subsequent evaluation from the law of radiation must provide proof as to whether the whole method is to be looked upon as a mere artifice for calculation, or whether it has an inherent real physical sense and interpretation.

    Max Planck - Nobel Lecture

  • But Giauque has worked out practical methods for calculating the thermodynamic constants from the spectra.

    Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1949- Presentation Speech

  • Yet we neglect the moral constants at our peril, just as any disregard of the physical constants is certain to be followed by disaster; you cannot play fast and loose with the universe without something going gravely wrong.

    Threatened Christendom

  • The political objectives -- once agreed upon as "constants" -- and symbols that once united Palestinians everywhere are now wide open for extreme interpretation.


  • Of course, certain constants remain: Walker as Brian O’Conner; Thom Barry as the background character of Agent Bilkins; and, naturally, lots of tricked-out cars going really, really fast.

    Current Movie Reviews, Independent Movies - Film Threat

  • Initially, atheists assumed that the constants could be any value, and life would still exist.

    2009 February - Telic Thoughts

  • But through it all, as they've steamrolled through their 2010 schedule, one of the constants has been a healthy starting rotation.

    Yanks Win, Lose Pettitte


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