paul henri bb constant

Constant

[kawn-stahn]
noun
1.
Paul Henri Benjamin Balluat [pawl ahn-ree ban-zha-man ba-lwa] , Estournelles de Constant, Paul.
2.
Jean Joseph Benjamin [zhahn zhaw-zef ban-zha-man] , 1845–1902, French painter.
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constant (ˈkɒnstənt)
 
adj
1.  fixed and invariable; unchanging
2.  continual or continuous; incessant: constant interruptions
3.  resolute in mind, purpose, or affection; loyal
 
n
4.  something that is permanent or unchanging
5.  a specific quantity that is always invariable: the velocity of light is a constant
6.  a.  maths a symbol representing an unspecified number that remains invariable throughout a particular series of operations
 b.  physics a theoretical or experimental quantity or property that is considered invariable throughout a particular series of calculations or experiments
7.  See logical constant
 
[C14: from Old French, from Latin constāns standing firm, from constāre to be steadfast, from stāre to stand]
 
'constantly
 
adv

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

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constant
late 14c., "steadfast, resolute," from L. constantem (nom. constans) "standing firm, stable, steadfast," prp. of constare, from com- "together" + stare "to stand," from PIE base *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Of actions and conditions from 1653.
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constant con·stant (kŏn'stənt)
adj.

  1. Continually occurring; persistent.

  2. Unchanging in nature, value, or extent; invariable.

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

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

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constant   (kŏn'stənt)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. A quantity that is unknown but assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context.

  2. A theoretical or experimental quantity, condition, or factor that does not vary in specified circumstances. Avogadro's number and Planck's constant are examples of constants.


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constant definition


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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