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constant



I - noun
1. a quantity that does not vary (Freq. 4)
Syn:
constant quantity, invariable
Hypernyms:
quantity
Hyponyms:
parameter, parametric quantity
2. a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
- the velocity of light is a constant
Hypernyms:
number
Hyponyms:
Avogadro's number, Avogadro number, Boltzmann's constant, coefficient, cosmological constant,
equilibrium constant, gas constant, universal gas constant, R, gravitational constant, universal gravitational constant,
constant of gravitation, G, Hubble's constant, Hubble constant, Hubble's parameter, Hubble parameter,
ionic charge, factor of proportionality, constant of proportionality, speed of light, light speed, c

II - adjective
1. unvarying in nature (Freq. 14)
- maintained a constant temperature
- principles of unvarying validity
Syn:
changeless, invariant, unvarying
Similar to:
invariable
Derivationally related forms:
invariance (for: invariant), constancy, changelessness (for: changeless)
2. steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection (Freq. 2)
- a man constant in adherence to his ideals
- a constant lover
- constant as the northern star
Ant:
inconstant
Similar to:
steadfast, staunch, unswerving, unfailing, unflagging
See Also:
faithful, invariable, stable, unchangeable
Derivationally related forms:
constancy
Attrubites:
constancy, stability
3. uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
- the ceaseless thunder of surf
- in constant pain
- night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city
- the never-ending search for happiness
- the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy
- man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation
- unremitting demands of hunger
Syn:
ceaseless, incessant, never-ending, perpetual, unceasing, unremitting
Similar to:
continuous, uninterrupted
Derivationally related forms:
perpetuity (for: perpetual), incessantness (for: incessant), incessancy (for: incessant), ceaselessness (for: ceaseless)

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