# Definition of continous

**1.** continuous [ a ] continuing in time or space without interruption
__Examples:__
"a continuous rearrangement of electrons results in the emission of light"- James Jeans
"a continuous bout of illness"
"lived in continuous fear"
"a continuous row of warehouses"

__Used in print:__

(Successful Farming, 59:12...)

For **continuous** control , feed 1 part phenothiazine to 9 parts minerals or salts .

**Continuous** administration is not recommended for lactating cows .

(Robert E. Lane, The Liberties of Wit: Humanism, Critici...)

Still , it would be surprising if what one reads did not contribute to one 's ideas of right and wrong ; certainly the awakened alarm over the comic_books and the **continuous** concern over prurient literature indicate some peripheral aspects of_this influence .

It is at_least possible that the capacity to postpone gratification is developed as_well_as expressed in a **continuous** and guided exposure to great literature .

In_fact , I can only say this seems to me to follow from a wide , **continuous** , and properly guided exposure to literary art .

**Synonyms**continuous uninterrupted

**Related Terms**discontinuous straight free_burning ceaseless dogging continual around-the-clock sustained endless unbroken continuity

**2.** continuous [ a ] (mathematics) of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity

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(R. P. Jerrard, "Inscribed squares in plane curves"...)

In some neighborhood in the f-plane of any ordinary point of the graph , the function f is a single valued , **continuous** function .

It is also seen that **f , since the change from **f to **f is accomplished by a **continuous** translation .

Thus **f is also **continuous** at **f , and in a neighborhood of **f which does not contain a tangent point .

A **continuous** change in t through an amount e results in a translation along an analytic arc of the curve **f .

**Synonyms**continuous

**Related Terms**discontinuous mathematics

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