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1constant

adjective con·stant \ˈkän(t)-stənt\

: happening all the time or very often over a period of time

: staying the same : not changing

: always loyal

Full Definition of CONSTANT

1
:  marked by firm steadfast resolution or faithfulness :  exhibiting constancy of mind or attachment <a constant friend>
2
:  invariable, uniform <a constant flow>
3
:  continually occurring or recurring :  regular <a constant annoyance>
con·stant·ly adverb

Examples of CONSTANT

  1. He suffers from constant headaches.
  2. Her constant chatter was a nuisance.
  3. The house is in constant need of repairs.
  4. The scar serves as a constant reminder of the accident.
  5. a problem demanding constant attention
  6. The equipment should be stored at a constant temperature.
  7. He kept the car's speed constant.
  8. She has struggled to maintain a constant weight.
  9. They remained constant friends throughout their lives.

Origin of CONSTANT

Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin constant-, constans, from present participle of constare to stand firm, be consistent, from com- + stare to stand — more at stand
First Known Use: 14th century

2constant

noun

: something that stays the same : something that does not change

: a quantity or number whose value does not change

Full Definition of CONSTANT

:  something invariable or unchanging: as
a :  a number that has a fixed value in a given situation or universally or that is characteristic of some substance or instrument
b :  a number that is assumed not to change value in a given mathematical discussion
c :  a term in logic with a fixed designation

Examples of CONSTANT

  1. Her job was the one constant in her life.

First Known Use of CONSTANT

1832
May 29, 2015
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unmistakable, remarkable, or voluptuous
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