continuity

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

Definition of continuity

plural continuities
1 a :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 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
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.

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Origin and Etymology of continuity

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CONTINUITY Defined for Kids

continuity

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

Definition of continuity for Students

plural continuities
:the quality or state of going on without stop
  • the continuity of care

Medical Dictionary

continuity

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

medical Definition of continuity

plural continuities
:uninterrupted connection, succession, or union


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