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Meaning of CONTINUAL

Pronunciation:  kun'tinyooul

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  seemingly without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series; "the continual banging of the shutters"
  2. [adj]  `continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used interchangeably with `continuous' (meaning without interruption)
 

CONTINUAL is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: constant, continuous, endless, everlasting, incessant, insistent, perennial, perpetual, persistent, recurrent, relentless, repeated, repetitive, running(a), uninterrupted, unrelenting
 
 Antonyms: sporadic
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Con*tin"u*al\, a. [OE. continuel, F. continuel. See
{Continue}.]
1. Proceeding without interruption or cesstaion; continuous;
   unceasing; lasting; abiding.

         He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
                                               --Prov. xv.
                                               15.

2. Occuring in steady and rapid succession; very frequent;
   often repeated.

         The eye is deligh by a continental succession of
         small landscapes.                     --W. Irwing.

{Continual proportionals} (Math.), quantities in continued
   proportion. --Brande & C.

Syn: Constant; prepetual; incessant; unceasing;
     uninterrupted; unintermitted; continuous. See
     {Constant}, and {Continuous}.

 
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