Having to substance; actually existing; real; as, substantial life.
Not seeming or imaginary; not illusive; real; solid; true; veritable.
* "to do some substantial good, is the compensation for much incidental imperfection" - Cardinal Newman, The Rise and Progress of Universities
Corporeal; material; firm.
Having good substance; strong; stout; solid; firm; as, substantial cloth; a substantial fence or wall.
possessed of goods or an estate; moderately wealthy; responsible; as, a substantial freeholder.
Large in size, quantity, or value; as, a substantial amount of money; vast
Most important; essential.
Ample or full.
- A substantial amount of people in this buliding
Anything having substance; an essential part.
Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening time.
* 1847 , , Ticknor and Fields (1854), page 90:
- a continuous current of electricity
Without intervening space; continued; protracted; extended.
- he can hear its continuous murmur
(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.
- a continuous line of railroad
(grammar) Expressing an ongoing action or state.
- Each continuous function from the real line to the rationals is constant, since the rationals are totally disconnected.
* (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
* (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
* continuous brake
* continuous impost
* continuous distribution
* continuous function
* continuous group
* continuous line illusion
* continuous map
* continuous mapping theorem
* continuous space
* continuous vector bundle
* continuously differentiable function
* uniformly continuous