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

 con·tin·u·ous /kənˈtɪnjuəs/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 con·tin·u·ous /kənˈtɪnjəwəs/ 形容詞

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tin·u·ous a.
 1. Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening space or time; uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; unceasing; constant; continued; protracted; extended; as, a continuous line of railroad; a continuous current of electricity.
    he can hear its continuous murmur.   --Longfellow.
 2. Bot. Not deviating or varying from uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.
 Continuous brake Railroad, a brake which is attached to each car a train, and can be caused to operate in all the cars simultaneously from a point on any car or on the engine.
 Continuous impost. See Impost.
 Syn: -- Continuous, Continual.
 Usage: Continuous is the stronger word, and denotes that the continuity or union of parts is absolute and uninterrupted; as, a continuous sheet of ice; a continuous flow of water or of argument. So Daniel Webster speaks of “a continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.” Continual, in most cases, marks a close and unbroken succession of things, rather than absolute continuity. Thus we speak of continual showers, implying a repetition with occasional interruptions; we speak of a person as liable to continual calls, or as subject to continual applications for aid, etc. See Constant.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: continuing in time or space without interruption; "a
             continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar
             atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans;
             "a continuous bout of illness lasting six months";
             "lived in continuous fear"; "a continuous row of
             warehouses"; "a continuous line has no gaps or breaks
             in it"; "moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday
             or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks" [syn: uninterrupted]
             [ant: discontinuous]
      2: of a function or curve; extending without break or
         irregularity [ant: discontinuous]