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Definition of "continual" []

  • Recurring regularly or frequently: the continual need to pay the mortgage. (adjective)
  • Not interrupted; steady: continual noise; a continual diet of vegetables. (adjective)
  • Recurring frequently, esp at regular intervals (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Occurring without interruption; continuous in time (adjective)

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Use "continual" in a sentence
  • "During the papal blessing, Pope Benedict spoke out against what he called the continual slaughter in Iraq."
  • "Gertrude Stein wrote in what she called the continual present and she wrote with the rhythm of whatever was going on around her at the moment as she was writing I think of John Cage as the Gertrude Stein of music."
  • "Coral8, on the other hand, has targeted a much broader swathe of the market, including what it calls continual intelligence and including non-financial environments."