Meaning of CONTINUOUS in English

— continuously , adv. — continuousness , n.

/keuhn tin"yooh euhs/ , adj.

1. uninterrupted in time; without cessation: continuous coughing during the concert.

2. being in immediate connection or spatial relationship: a continuous series of blasts; a continuous row of warehouses.

3. Gram. progressive (def. 7).

[ 1635-45; continuus uninterrupted, equiv. to contin ( ere ) to hold together, retain ( con- CON- + -tinere, comb. form of tenere to hold; cf. CONTAIN) + -uus deverbal adj. suffix; cf. -OUS, CONTIGUOUS ]

Usage . See continual .

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