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English adjective: constant

1. constant unvarying in nature


SamplesMaintained a constant temperature.
Principles of unvarying validity.


Synonymschangeless, invariant, unvarying


Similarinvariable


Antonymsvariable

2. constant steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection


SamplesA man constant in adherence to his ideals.
A constant lover.
Constant as the northern star.


Similarstaunch, steadfast, unfailing, unflagging, unswerving


See alsofaithful, invariable, stable, unchangeable


Attributeconstancy, stability


Antonymsinconstant

3. constant uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing


SamplesThe ceaseless thunder of surf.
In constant pain.
Night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city.
The never-ending search for happiness.
The perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy.
Man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation.
Unremitting demands of hunger.


Synonymsceaseless, incessant, never-ending, perpetual, unceasing, unremitting


Similarcontinuous, uninterrupted


Antonymsnoncontinuous, discontinuous


English noun: constant

1. constant (cognition) a quantity that does not vary


Synonymsconstant quantity, invariable


Broader (hypernym)quantity


Narrower (hyponym)parameter, parametric quantity

2. constant (quantity) a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context


SamplesThe velocity of light is a constant.


Broader (hypernym)number


Narrower (hyponym)Avogadro number, Avogadro's number, Boltzmann's constant, c, coefficient, constant of gravitation, constant of proportionality, cosmological constant, equilibrium constant, factor of proportionality, G, gas constant, gravitational constant, Hubble constant, Hubble parameter, Hubble's constant, Hubble's parameter, ionic charge, light speed, R, speed of light, universal gas constant, universal gravitational constant









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