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continuant

[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh nt] /kənˈtɪn yu ənt/
noun
1.
a consonant, as f or s, that may be prolonged without change of quality.
Compare stop (def 34).
adjective
2.
pertaining to or noting a continuant.
Origin
1600-1610
1600-10; < Latin continuant-, stem of continuāns, present participle of continuāre to continue; see -ant
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  • It shall submit evidence of its ability to provide continuant and timely claims settlement.
British Dictionary definitions for continuant

continuant

/kənˈtɪnjʊənt/
noun
1.
a speech sound, such as (l), (r), (f), or (s), in which the closure of the vocal tract is incomplete, allowing the continuous passage of the breath
adjective
2.
relating to or denoting a continuant
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