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English adjective: continuous

1. continuous continuing in time or space without interruption

SamplesA continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light.
A continuous bout of illness lasting six months.
Lived in continuous fear.
A continuous row of warehouses.
A continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it.
Moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks.


Similararound-the-clock, ceaseless, consecutive, constant, continual, day-and-night, dogging, endless, free burning, incessant, never-ending, nonstop, perpetual, persisting, round-the-clock, straight, sustained, sustained, unceasing, unremitting

See alsounbroken

Attributecontinuity, persistence

Antonymsnoncontinuous, discontinuous

2. continuous of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity

Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths


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