Meaning of CONTINUOUS in English



Pronunciation: k ə n- ' tin-yü- ə s

Function: adjective

Etymology: Latin continuus, from contin ē re to hold together ― more at CONTAIN

Date: 1673

1 : marked by uninterrupted extension in space, time, or sequence

2 of a function : having the property that the absolute value of the numerical difference between the value at a given point and the value at any point in a neighborhood of the given point can be made as close to zero as desired by choosing the neighborhood small enough

synonyms see CONTINUAL

– con · tin · u · ous · ly adverb

– con · tin · u · ous · ness noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.