continuous Definition

  • 1forming an unbroken whole; without interruption
  • 2occurring over a period of time without interruption

Using continuous: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "continuous" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The rain has been continuous for three days.

  • Example

    The company has been in continuous operation since 1995.

  • Example

    The music played continuously throughout the night.

continuous Synonyms and Antonyms

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Phrases with continuous

  • a method for identifying opportunities for streamlining work and reducing waste


    The company's culture of continuous improvement has led to increased efficiency and profitability.

  • a function that can be drawn without lifting the pen from the paper


    A straight line is an example of a continuous function.

  • a spectrum that contains all wavelengths within a given range


    The sun's light produces a continuous spectrum.


Summary: continuous in Brief

The term 'continuous' [kənˈtɪnjuəs] refers to something that forms an unbroken whole or occurs without interruption. It can describe anything from weather patterns to business operations, as in 'The company has been in continuous operation since 1995.' 'Continuous' also appears in technical contexts like 'continuous function,' which can be drawn without lifting the pen from the paper.

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