[kawn-stahn]
/kɔ̃ˈstɑ̃/

1.

Paul Henri Benjamin Balluat [pawl ahn-ree ban-zha-man ba-lwa] /pɔl ɑ̃ˈri bɛ̃ ʒaˈmɛ̃ baˈlwa/ (Show IPA), Paul d'Estournelles de Constant.

British Dictionary definitions for p constant

/ˈkɒnstənt/

adjective

1.

fixed and invariable; unchanging

2.

continual or continuous; incessant: constant interruptions

3.

resolute in mind, purpose, or affection; loyal

noun

4.

something that is permanent or unchanging

5.

a specific quantity that is always invariable: the velocity of light is a constant

6.

- (maths) a symbol representing an unspecified number that remains invariable throughout a particular series of operations
- (physics) a theoretical or experimental quantity or property that is considered invariable throughout a particular series of calculations or experiments

7.

See logical constant

Derived Forms

constantly, adverb

Word Origin

C14: from Old French, from Latin constāns standing firm, from constāre to be steadfast, from stāre to stand

/French kɔ̃stɑ̃/

1.

Benjamin (bɛ̃ʒamɛ̃). real name Henri Benjamin Constant de Rebecque. 1767–1830, French writer and politician: author of the psychological novel Adolphe (1816)

Word Origin and History for p constant

adj.
n.

late 14c., "steadfast, resolute," from Old French constant (14c.) or directly from Latin constantem (nominative constans) "standing firm, stable, steadfast, faithful," present participle of constare, from com- "together" (see com-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Of actions and conditions from 1650s. Related: Constantly.

1832 in mathematics and physics, from constant (adj.).

p constant in Medicine

**constant** con·stant (kŏn'stənt)*adj.*

Continually occurring; persistent.

Unchanging in nature, value, or extent; invariable.

A quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context.

An experimental or theoretical condition, factor, or quantity that does not vary or that is regarded as invariant in specified circumstances.

p constant in Science

p constant in Culture

A number that appears in equations and formulas and does not vary or change. Examples are Planck's constant and the speed of light.

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