# Adherent vs Continuous - What's the difference?

adherent | continuous |

## As a verb

is .

## As an adjective

without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening time.
Adhesive, sticking to something.
Having the quality of clinging or sticking fast to something.
(botany) Attaching or pressing against a different organ.
Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening time.
*
Without intervening space; continued; protracted; extended.
(botany) Not deviating or varying from uniformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.
(analysis, of a function) Such that, for every
(mathematics, more generally, of a function) Such that each open set in the range has an open preimage.
(grammar) Expressing an ongoing action or state.

## As a verb **adherent**

is . ## As an adjective **continuous** is

without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening time. # adherent

## English

### Alternative forms

* (*archaic*)

### Adjective

(*en adjective*)

- (
*Alexander Pope*)

### Anagrams

* ----# continuous

## English

### Adjective

(*-*)

*a***continuous**current of electricity

**1847**, , Ticknor and Fields (1854), page 90:

*he can hear its***continuous**murmur

*a***continuous**line of railroad

*x'' in the domain, for each small open interval ''D'' about ''f''(''x''), there's an interval containing ''x'' whose image is in ''D*.

*Each***continuous**function from the real line to the rationals is constant, since the rationals are totally disconnected.

#### Usage notes

*#### 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