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continuous

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CIDE DICTIONARY

continuousa. [L. continuus, fr. continere to hold together. See Continent.].
  •  Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening space or time; uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; unceasing; constant; continued; protracted; extended; as, a continuous line of railroad; a continuous current of electricity.  [1913 Webster]
    "he can hear its continuous murmur."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Not deviating or varying from uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.  [1913 Webster]
Continuous brake (Railroad), a brake which is attached to each car a train, and can be caused to operate in all the cars simultaneously from a point on any car or on the engine. -- Continuous impost. See Impost.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

continuous, adj.
1 unbroken, uninterrupted, connected throughout in space or time.
2 Gram. = PROGRESSIVE.

Idiom
continuous assessment the evaluation of a pupil's progress throughout a course of study, as well as or instead of by examination. continuous creation the creation of the universe or the matter in it regarded as a continuous process. continuous stationery a continuous ream of paper, usu. perforated to form single sheets.
Derivative
continuously adv. continuousness n.
Etymology
L continuus uninterrupted f. continere (as COM-, tenere hold)

THESAURUS

continuous

abiding, accordant, ageless, alike, articulated, automatic, balanced, catenated, ceaseless, chronological, coeternal, concatenated, connected, consecutive, consistent, consonant, constant, continual, continued, continuing, correspondent, cyclical, dateless, direct, durational, durative, endless, equable, equal, eternal, eterne, even, ever-being, ever-durable, ever-during, ever-recurring, everlasting, everliving, featureless, flat, frequent, gapless, haunting, homogeneous, immediate, immemorial, immutable, incessant, indefatigable, indestructible, infinite, interminable, invariable, joined, jointless, lasting, level, linked, measured, mechanical, methodic, monolithic, monotonous, never-ceasing, never-ending, nonstop, nonterminating, nonterminous, of a piece, olamic, ordered, orderly, perdurable, perennial, periodic, permanent, perpetual, persistent, reappearing, recurrent, recurring, regular, remaining, repetitive, returning, revenant, robotlike, round-the-clock, running, seamless, sempiternal, sequent, sequential, serial, serried, smooth, stable, staying, steadfast, steady, sticking, straight, sustained, systematic, temporal, thematic, thick-coming, tight, timeless, twenty-four-hour, ubiquitous, unbroken, unceasing, unchangeable, unchanged, unchanging, undeviating, undifferentiated, undiversified, undying, unending, uniform, unintermitted, unintermittent, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unrelieved, unremitting, unruffled, unstopped, unvaried, unvarying, without end

ROGET THESAURUS

continuous

Continuity

N continuity, consecution, consecutiveness, succession, round, suite, progression, series, train chain, catenation, concatenation, scale, gradation, course, ceaselessness, constant flow, unbroken extent, procession, column, retinue, cortege, cavalcade, rank and file, line of battle, array, pedigree, genealogy, lineage, race, ancestry, descent, family, house, line, line of ancestors, strain, rank, file, line, row, range, tier, string, thread, team, suit, colonnade, continuous, continued, consecutive, progressive, gradual, serial, successive, immediate, unbroken, entire, linear, in a line, in a row, uninterrupted, unintermitting, unremitting, unrelenting (perseverence), perennial, evergreen, constant, continuously, seriatim, in a line, in succession, in turn, running, gradually, step by step, gradatim, at a stretch, in file, in column, in single file, in Indian file.


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