Meaning of CONTINUOUS in English

CONTINUOUS

adj.1 unbroken, uninterrupted, connected throughout in space or time.

2 Gram. PROGRESSIVE.

Phrases and idioms:

continuous assessment the evaluation of a pupil's progress throughout a course of study, as well as or instead of by examination. continuous creation the creation of the universe or the matter in it regarded as a continuous process. continuous stationery a continuous ream of paper, usu. perforated to form single sheets.

Derivatives:

continuously adv. continuousness n.

Etymology: L continuus uninterrupted f. continere (as COM-, tenere hold)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.