noun con·ti·nu·i·ty \ˌkän-tə-ˈnü-ə-tē, -ˈnyü-\

: the quality of something that does not stop or change as time passes : a continuous quality

: something that is the same or similar in two or more things and provides a connection between them

: the arrangement of the parts in a story, movie, etc., in a way that is logical

plural con·ti·nu·i·ties

Full Definition of CONTINUITY

a :  uninterrupted connection, succession, or union
b :  uninterrupted duration or continuation especially without essential change
:  something that has, exhibits, or provides continuity: as
a :  a script or scenario in the performing arts
b :  transitional spoken or musical matter especially for a radio or television program
c :  the story and dialogue of a comic strip
:  the property of being mathematically continuous

Examples of CONTINUITY

  1. The art historian is studying the continuities between the painter's works and those of her followers.
  2. There's a problem with the movie's continuity.

First Known Use of CONTINUITY

15th century

Other Broadcasting Terms

dissolve, fade, feed, remote, residual, spike, wipe
CONTINUITIES Defined for Kids


noun con·ti·nu·i·ty \ˌkän-tə-ˈnü-ə-tē, -ˈnyü-\
plural con·ti·nu·i·ties

Definition of CONTINUITY for Kids

:  the quality or state of going on without stop <the continuity of care>
Medical Dictionary


noun con·ti·nu·ity \ˌkänt-ən-ˈ(y)ü-ət-ē\
plural con·ti·nu·it·ies

Medical Definition of CONTINUITY

:  uninterrupted connection, succession, or union


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