continuity

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

Definition of continuity

plural

continuities

  1. 1a :  uninterrupted connection, succession, or union … its disregard of the continuity between means and ends … — Sidney Hookb :  uninterrupted duration or continuation especially without essential change the continuity of the company's management

  2. 2 :  something that has, exhibits, or provides continuity: such asa :  a script or scenario in the performing artsb :  transitional spoken or musical matter especially for a radio or television programc :  the story and dialogue of a comic strip

  3. 3 :  the property of being mathematically continuous

Examples of continuity in a Sentence

  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.

Origin and Etymology of continuity

see continuous


First Known Use: 15th century

Other Broadcasting Terms


CONTINUITY Defined for English Language Learners

continuity

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

Definition of continuity for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CONTINUITY Defined for Kids

continuity

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

Definition of continuity for Students

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continuities

  1. :  the quality or state of going on without stop the continuity of care


Medical Dictionary

continuity

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

Medical Definition of continuity

plural

continuities

  1. :  uninterrupted connection, succession, or union



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