- the state or quality of being continuous.
- a continuous or connected whole.
- a motion-picture scenario giving the complete action, scenes, etc., in detail and in the order in which they are to be shown on the screen.
- the spoken part of a radio or television script that serves as introductory or transitional material on a nondramatic program.
- Mathematics. the property of a continuous function.
- Usually continuities. sets of merchandise, as dinnerware or encyclopedias, given free or sold cheaply by a store to shoppers as a sales promotion.
Origin of continuity
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Examples from the Web for continuities
But despite these differences, the continuities run very deep.'American Dervish' Author on the Feminine in Islam
January 10, 2012
You could really make a fun board game identifying all the lack of continuities in this film.Wall Street on Wall Street
September 24, 2010
Connexions and continuities are supposed to be foreign to experience, to be by-products of dubious validity.Creative Intelligence
John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
For continuities, both of the mechanical and the organic kind, he lacked sense.Robert Browning
C. H. Herford
In all this the continuities and the discontinuities are absolutely co-ordinate matters of immediate feeling.Essays in Radical Empiricism
But the measure of the value of an experience lies in the perception of relationships or continuities to which it leads up.Democracy and Education
- logical sequence, cohesion, or connection
- a continuous or connected whole
- the comprehensive script or scenario of detail and movement in a film or broadcast
- the continuous projection of a film, using automatic rewind
Word Origin and History for continuities
early 15c., from Middle French continuité, from Latin continuitatem (nominative continuitas), from continuus (see continue). Cinematographic sense is recorded from 1921, American English.
- The state or quality of being continuous.
- An uninterrupted succession or flow; a coherent whole.