|1.||[ adjective ] persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature|
|Synonyms:||steady unvarying invariant changeless|
"maintained a constant temperature" "a constant beat" "principles of unvarying validity" "a steady breeze"
|2.||[ adjective ] continually recurring or continuing without interruption|
"constant repetition of the exercise" "constant chatter of monkeys"
|3.||[ noun ] (mathematics) a quantity that does not vary|
|Related terms:||quantity parameter|
|4.||[ adjective ] steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection|
"a man constant in adherence to his ideals" "a constant lover" "constant as the northern star"
|Related terms:||inconstant steadfast faithful unfailing stable faithful unchangeable invariable constancy|
|5.||[ adjective ] uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing|
|Synonyms:||ceaseless perpetual never-ending unceasing unremitting incessant|
"the ceaseless thunder of surf" "in constant pain" "the incessant noise of the city" "the never-ending search for happiness" "the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy"
|6.||[ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 6501|
|7.||[ noun ] (mathematics) a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context|
"the velocity of light is a constant"
|Related terms:||number coefficient speed_of_light avogadro's_number constant_of_proportionality boltzmann's_constant gas_constant hubble's_constant equilibrium_constant ionic_charge cosmological_constant G|