1635-45; < Latincontinuus uninterrupted, equivalent to contin(ēre) to hold together, retain (con-con- + -tinēre, combining form of tenēre to hold; cf. contain) + -uus deverbal adj. suffix; cf. -ous, contiguous
We continuously strive to enhance the learning environment on campus.
Relentless pessimism about the economy has driven down yields almost continuously ever since.
The solar wind is a stream of charged particles continuously ejected from the sun.
The outer edge of its mantle continuously adds new shell at this opening.
Computers and other electronic devices that display text use power continuously.
The white and yellow forms flower almost continuously.
If there is one thing to say about my own to-do lists, it is continuously expanding.
Slowly drizzle cornstarch mixture into the saucepan, whisking continuously.
Demonstrates initiative and the ability to continuously learn new material quickly and independently.
Under various leaders, they have ruled continuously for almost four decades.
British Dictionary definitions for continuously
prolonged without interruption; unceasing a continuous noise
in an unbroken series or pattern
(maths) (of a function or curve) changing gradually in value as the variable changes in value. A function f is continuous if at every value a of the independent variable the difference between f(x) and f(a) approaches zero as x approaches aCompare discontinuous (sense 2) See also limit (sense 5)
(statistics) (of a variable) having a continuum of possible values so that its distribution requires integration rather than summation to determine its cumulative probability Compare discrete (sense 3)
Relating to a line or curve that extends without a break or irregularity.
A function in which changes, however small, to any x-value result in small changes to the corresponding y-value, without sudden jumps. Technically, a function is continuous at the point c if it meets the following condition: for any positive number ε, however small, there exists a positive number δ such that for all x within the distance δ from c, the value of f(x) will be within the distance ε from f(c). Polynomials, exponential functions, and trigonometric functions are examples of continuous functions.