Meaning of CONSTANT in English
— constantly , adv.
/kon"steuhnt/ , adj.
1. not changing or varying; uniform; regular; invariable: All conditions during the three experiments were constant.
2. continuing without pause or letup; unceasing: constant noise.
3. regularly recurrent; continual; persistent: He found it impossible to work with constant interruption.
4. faithful; unswerving in love, devotion, etc.: a constant lover.
5. steadfast; firm in mind or purpose; resolute.
6. Obs. certain; confident.
7. something that does not or cannot change or vary.
8. Physics. a number expressing a property, quantity, or relation that remains unchanged under specified conditions.
9. Math. a quantity assumed to be unchanged throughout a given discussion.
[ 1350-1400; ME constant- (s. of constans, prp. of constare to stand firm), equiv. to con- CON- + sta- STAND + -nt- prp. suffix ]
Syn. 1. unchanging, immutable, permanent. 2. perpetual, unremitting, uninterrupted. 3. incessant, ceaseless. 4. loyal, staunch, true. See faithful. 5. steady, unwavering, unswerving.
Ant. 1. changeable. 2. fitful. 3. sporadic. 4. unreliable. 5. wavering.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012