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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·tin·u·al /kənˈtɪnjuəl, jəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tin·u·al a.
 1. Proceeding without interruption or cesstaion; continuous; unceasing; lasting; abiding.
    He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.   --Prov. xv. 15.
 2. Occuring in steady and rapid succession; very frequent; often repeated.
    The eye is deligh by a continental succession of small landscapes.   --W. Irwing.
 Continual proportionals Math., quantities in continued proportion.
 Syn: -- Constant; prepetual; incessant; unceasing; uninterrupted; unintermitted; continuous. See Constant, and Continuous.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: seemingly without interruption; chiefly restricted to what
             recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and
             closely spaced series; "the continual banging of the
             shutters" [ant: sporadic]
      2: `continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used
         interchangeably with `continuous' (meaning without