from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The state or quality of being continuous.
  • noun An uninterrupted succession or flow; a coherent whole.
  • noun A detailed script or scenario consulted to avoid discrepancies from shot to shot in a film, allowing the various scenes to be shot out of order.
  • noun Spoken matter serving to link parts of a radio or television program so that no break occurs.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In biology, the existence of successive generations of living beings without any gap or interruption of material composition. See germinal continuity.
  • noun Uninterrupted connection of parts in space or time; uninterruptedness.
  • noun In mathematics and philosophy, a connection of points (or other elements) as intimate as that of the instants or points of an interval of time: thus, the continuity of space consists in this, that a point can move from any one position to any other so that at each instant it shall have a definite and distinct position in space.
  • noun In zoology and anatomy, that part of a thing which lies between the two ends, as the shaft of a long bone, or its diaphysis, as distinguished from its condyles or epiphyses, or the middle portion of the bill of a bird, as distinguished from the base and apex.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun the state of being continuous; uninterrupted connection or succession; close union of parts; cohesion.
  • noun (Math. & Physics) the principle that nothing passes from one state to another without passing through all the intermediate states.
  • noun (Math.) See under Solution.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Lack of interruption or disconnection; the quality of being continuous in space or time.
  • noun uncountable, mathematics A characteristic property of a continuous function.
  • noun A narrative device in episodic fiction where previous and/or future events in a story series are accounted for in present stories.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot
  • noun uninterrupted connection or union
  • noun the property of a continuous and connected period of time


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  • Repeating the action exactly the same for the camera. Scenes may be split into several different shooting days meaning that you may be needed for more than one day of filming for the same scene.

    June 8, 2008