Definition of Continuity

1. Noun. Uninterrupted connection or union.

Generic synonyms: Coherence, Coherency, Cohesion, Cohesiveness
Derivative terms: Continuous, Continuous
Antonyms: Discontinuity

2. Noun. A detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot.
Generic synonyms: Book, Playscript, Script

3. Noun. The property of a continuous and connected period of time.
Exact synonyms: Persistence
Generic synonyms: Durability, Enduringness, Lastingness, Strength
Attributes: Continuous, Uninterrupted
Derivative terms: Continuous, Persistent

Definition of Continuity

1. n. the state of being continuous; uninterrupted connection or succession; close union of parts; cohesion; as, the continuity of fibers.

Definition of Continuity

1. Noun. Lack of interruption or disconnection; the quality of being continuous in space or time. ¹

2. Noun. (uncountable mathematics) A characteristic property of a continuous function. ¹

3. Noun. A narrative device in episodic fiction where previous and/or future events in a story series are accounted for in present stories. ¹

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Definition of Continuity

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Medical Definition of Continuity

1. Absence of interruption, a succession of parts intimately united, e.g., the unbroken conjunction of cells and structures that make up a single bone of the skull. Compare: contiguity. Origin: L. Continuus, continued (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Continuity

continued fever
continued fraction
continued fractions
continuing trespass
continuity (current term)
continuity of patient care
continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis
continuous bar retainer
continuous beam
continuous capillary
continuous clasp
continuous clock
continuous culture
continuous epidural anaesthesia
continuous function
continuous functions

Literary usage of Continuity

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1. The Theory of Functions of a Real Variable and the Theory of Fourier's Series by Ernest William Hobson (1907)
"The theorem of § 352 may be applied to obtain the necessary and sufficient condition for the continuity of s(x) at #,. That theorem shews that, ..."

2. A Treatise on Electricity and Magnetism by James Clerk Maxwell (1904)
"On Physical continuity and Discontinuity. 7.] A quantity is said to vary ... We may obtain the conception of continuity from a consideration of the ..."

3. The Positive Philosophy of Auguste Comte by Auguste COMTE, Frederic Harrison (1896)
"In brief, it is political continuity which regulates sociological succession, though the having a common country must usually affect this continuity ..."

4. Educational Psychology by Edward Lee Thorndike (1921)
"THE continuity OF MENTAL VARIATIONS continuity of variations means two things,—the absence of ... That continuity* of variations in a mental trait taken ..."

5. Present Philosophical Tendencies: A Critical Survey of Naturalism, Idealism by Ralph Barton Perry (1912)
"In the first place, it is notable and significant that the problems infinity and of infinity and continuity, which underlie the continuity 'paradoxes' of ..."

6. Heredity and Environment in the Development of Men by Edwin Grant Conklin (1922)
"Germinal continuity and Somatic Discontinuity.—Many ingenious hypotheses have been devised to explain things which are not real, and this is one of them. ..."

7. Report of the Proceedings by Church congress (1896)
"THE terms of my instructions suggest that I am expected to speak of the continuity of the Church of England as a historical fact, entering as little as may ..."

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