# Continuous vs Continous - What's the difference?

continuous | continous |

# continuous

## English

(-)
• Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening time.
• a continuous current of electricity
• * 1847 , , Ticknor and Fields (1854), page 90:
• he can hear its continuous murmur
• Without intervening space; continued; protracted; extended.
• a continuous line of railroad
• (botany) Not deviating or varying from uniformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.
• (analysis, of a function) Such that, for every x'' in the domain, for each small open interval ''D'' about ''f''(''x''), there's an interval containing ''x'' whose image is in ''D .
• (mathematics, more generally, of a function) Such that each open set in the range has an open preimage.
• Each continuous function from the real line to the rationals is constant, since the rationals are totally disconnected.
• (grammar) Expressing an ongoing action or state.

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#### Synonyms

* (without break, cessation, or interruption in time''): constant, continual (''but see usage notes above ), incessant, never-ending, ongoing, unbroken, unceasing, unending, uninterrupted * (without break, cessation, or interruption in space ): connected, unbroken * See also

#### Antonyms

* (without break, cessation, or interruption in time ): broken, discontinuous, discrete, intermittent, interrupted * (without break, cessation, or interruption in space ): broken, disconnected, disjoint, unbroken * (in mathematical analysis ): discontinuous, stepwise

#### Derived terms

* continuous brake * continuous impost * continuously * continuousness (in mathematics) * continuous distribution * continuous function * continuous group * continuous line illusion * continuous map * continuous mapping theorem * continuous space * continuous vector bundle * continuously differentiable function * uniformly continuous