Definition of continuous
1 : marked by uninterrupted extension in space, time, or sequence The batteries provide enough power for up to five hours of continuous use.
2 of a function : having the property that the absolute value of the numerical difference between the value at a given point and the value at any point in a neighborhood of the given point can be made as close to zero as desired by choosing the neighborhood small enough
Examples of continuous in a sentence
The album is divided into different tracks, but it is really one continuous song.
a continuous line of traffic
The batteries provide enough power for up to five hours of continuous use.
The phrases “am seeing,” “had been seeing,” and “is being seen” are all in continuous tenses.
Origin and Etymology of continuous
Latin continuus, from continēre to hold together — more at contain
First Known Use: 1673
Synonym Discussion of continuous
CONTINUOUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of continuous for English Language Learners
: continuing without stopping : happening or existing without a break or interruption
CONTINUOUS Defined for Kids
Definition of continuous for Students
: going on without stop a continuous line of traffic
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