con·tin·u·al /kənˈtɪnjuəl, jəl/
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.
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