Definition of Continuous. Meaning of Continuous. Synonyms of Continuous

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Definition of Continuous

Continuous
Continuous Con*tin"u*ous, a. [L. continuus, fr. continere to hold together. See Continent.] 1. Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening space or time; uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; unceasing; constant; continued; protracted; extended; as, a continuous line of railroad; a continuous current of electricity. he can hear its continuous murmur. --Longfellow. 2. (Bot.) Not deviating or varying from uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated. Continuous brake (Railroad), a brake which is attached to each car a train, and can be caused to operate in all the cars simultaneously from a point on any car or on the engine. Continuous impost. See Impost. Syn: Continuous, Continual. Usage: Continuous is the stronger word, and denotes that the continuity or union of parts is absolute and uninterrupted; as, a continuous sheet of ice; a continuous flow of water or of argument. So Daniel Webster speaks of ``a continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.' Continual, in most cases, marks a close and unbroken succession of things, rather than absolute continuity. Thus we speak of continual showers, implying a repetition with occasional interruptions; we speak of a person as liable to continual calls, or as subject to continual applications for aid, etc. See Constant.

Meaning of Continuous from wikipedia

- Continuity or continuous may refer to: Continuity (mathematics), the opposing concept to discreteness; common examples include Continuous probability distribution...
- In software engineering, continuous integration (CI) is the practice of merging all developers' working copies to a shared mainline several times a day...
- Continuous delivery (CD or CDE) is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably...
- In mathematics, a continuous function is a function for which sufficiently small changes in the input result in arbitrarily small changes in the output...
- hand, a continuous probability distribution (applicable to the scenarios where the set of possible outcomes can take on values in a continuous range (e...
- In physics, a continuous spectrum usually means a set of attainable values for some physical quantity (such as energy or wavelength) that is best described...
- Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) is a form of positive airway pressure ventilator, which applies mild air pressure on a continuous basis to keep...
- In mathematics, a variable may be continuous or discrete. If it can take on two particular real values such that it can also take on all real values between...
- present continuous, also called the present progressive, is a verb form used in modern English that combines the present tense with the continuous aspect...
- Continuous optimization is a branch of optimization in applied mathematics. As opposed to discrete optimization, the variables used in the objective function...
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