Meaning of CONSTANT in English

CONSTANT

transcription, транскрипция: [ kɒnstənt ]

( constants)

Frequency: The word is one of the 1500 most common words in English.

1.

You use constant to describe something that happens all the time or is always there.

Inflation is a constant threat...

He has been her constant companion for the last four months.

= continual

ADJ : usu ADJ n

• con‧stant‧ly

The direction of the wind is constantly changing...

ADV : usu ADV with v , also ADV adv / adj

2.

If an amount or level is constant , it stays the same over a particular period of time.

The average speed of the winds remained constant.

= stable

ADJ

3.

A constant is a thing or value that always stays the same.

In the world of fashion it sometimes seems that the only constant is ceaseless change...

≠ variable

N-COUNT

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