continuity

[kon-tn-oo-i-tee, -tn-yoo]
noun, plural continuities.
1.
the state or quality of being continuous.
2.
a continuous or connected whole.
3.
a motion-picture scenario giving the complete action, scenes, etc., in detail and in the order in which they are to be shown on the screen.
4.
the spoken part of a radio or television script that serves as introductory or transitional material on a nondramatic program.
5.
Mathematics. the property of a continuous function.
6.
Usually, continuities. sets of merchandise, as dinnerware or encyclopedias, given free or sold cheaply by a store to shoppers as a sales promotion.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English continuite < Anglo-French < Latin continuitās, equivalent to continu(us) continuous + -itās -ity

noncontinuity, noun


2. flow, progression.
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continuity (ˌkɒntɪˈnjuːɪtɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
1.  logical sequence, cohesion, or connection
2.  a continuous or connected whole
3.  the comprehensive script or scenario of detail and movement in a film or broadcast
4.  the continuous projection of a film, using automatic rewind

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continuity
1540s, from Fr. continuité (16c.), from L. continuitatem, from continuus (see continue). Cinematographic sense is recorded from 1921, Amer.Eng.
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continuity con·ti·nu·i·ty (kŏn'tə-nōō'ĭ-tē, -nyōō'-)
n.

  1. The state or quality of being continuous.

  2. An uninterrupted succession or flow; a coherent whole.

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Example sentences
Soviet icons were revived not because of their connection with communism but as
  symbols of stability, continuity and power.
And that means linking the past to the present in both continuity and
  discontinuity.
Writing the longer prose work gave her a comforting sense of continuity.
The peaked roofs, solid colors, and simple shapes of the birdhouses lend
  continuity to the design.
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