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Definition of "continuous" []

  • Uninterrupted in time, sequence, substance, or extent. See Synonyms at continual. (adjective)
  • Attached together in repeated units: a continuous form fed into a printer. (adjective)
  • Mathematics Of or relating to a line or curve that extends without a break or irregularity. (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.

Use "continuous" in a sentence
  • "Ms. Stone uses the phrase "continuous partial attention" to describe complex multitasking."
  • "The term continuous tone used to describe the style of singing desired is meant literally."
  • "The social critic Linda Stone has coined the term continuous partial attention to describe the fractured way we now focus."