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Definition 1: continuing in time or space without interruption - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where continuous or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a 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

Synonyms for continuous in the sense of this definition

(continuous is similar to ...) maintained at length without interruption or weakening

"sustained flight"

(continuous is similar to ...) successive (without a break)

"sick for five straight days"

(continuous is similar to ...) (of an electric arc) continuous

"heat transfer to the anode in free burning arcs"

(continuous is similar to ...) having the ends united so as to form a continuous whole

"an endless chain"

(continuous is similar to ...) relentless and indefatigable in pursuit or as if in pursuit

"impossible to escape the dogging fears"

(continuous is similar to ...) having no interruptions

"`continual' is often used interchangeably with `continuous'"

(continuous is similar to ...) uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing

"the 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"

(continuous is similar to ...) at all times

"around-the-clock nursing care"

(means also ...) marked by continuous or uninterrupted extension in space or time or sequence

"cars in an unbroken procession" "the unbroken quiet of the afternoon"

(... are attributes of continuous) the property of a continuous and connected period of time

Definition 2: of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity - [adjective denoting all]

(continuous belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

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