Meaning of CONSTANT in English

CONSTANT

n.

Pronunciation: ' kän(t)-st ə nt

Function: adjective

Etymology: Middle English, from Middle French, from Latin constant-, constans, from present participle of constare to stand firm, be consistent, from com- + stare to stand ― more at STAND

Date: 14th century

1 : marked by firm steadfast resolution or faithfulness : exhibiting constancy of mind or attachment <a constant friend>

2 : INVARIABLE , UNIFORM <a constant flow>

3 : continually occurring or recurring : REGULAR <a constant annoyance>

synonyms see FAITHFUL , CONTINUAL

– con · stant · ly adverb

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