Definition of continuity
1a : uninterrupted connection, succession, or union < … its disregard of the continuity between means and ends … — Sidney Hook>b : uninterrupted duration or continuation especially without essential change <the continuity of the company's management>
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 : the property of being mathematically continuous
Examples of continuity in a sentence
The art historian is studying the continuities between the painter's works and those of her followers.
There's a problem with the movie's continuity.
Origin and Etymology of continuity
First Known Use: 15th century
CONTINUITY Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of continuity for Students
: the quality or state of going on without stop <the continuity of care>
Medical Definition of continuity
: uninterrupted connection, succession, or union
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