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constant

[ kon-stuhnt ]
/ ˈkɒn stənt /
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adjective
noun

OTHER WORDS FOR constant

1 unchanging, immutable, permanent.
2 perpetual, unremitting, uninterrupted.
5 steady, unwavering, unswerving.
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Origin of constant

First recorded in 1350–1400; Middle English, from Latin constant- (stem of constāns, present participle of constāre “to stand firm”), equivalent to con- con- + stā- stand + -nt- present participle suffix

synonym study for constant

4. See faithful.

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Other definitions for constant (2 of 2)

Constant
[ kawn-stahn ]
/ kɔ̃ˈstɑ̃ /

noun
Paul Hen·ri Ben·ja·min Bal·luat [pawl ahn-reeban-zha-manba-lwa]. /pɔl ɑ̃ˈri bɛ̃ ʒaˈmɛ̃ baˈlwa/. Paul d'Estournelles de Constant.
Jean Jo·seph Ben·ja·min [zhahnzhaw-zefban-zha-man], /ʒɑ̃ ʒɔˈzɛf bɛ̃ ʒaˈmɛ̃/, 1845–1902, French painter.
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British Dictionary definitions for constant (1 of 2)

constant
/ (ˈkɒnstənt) /

adjective
fixed and invariable; unchanging
continual or continuous; incessantconstant interruptions
resolute in mind, purpose, or affection; loyal
noun

Derived forms of constant

constantly, adverb

Word Origin for constant

C14: from Old French, from Latin constāns standing firm, from constāre to be steadfast, from stāre to stand

British Dictionary definitions for constant (2 of 2)

Constant
/ (French kɔ̃stɑ̃) /

noun
Benjamin (bɛ̃ʒamɛ̃). real name Henri Benjamin Constant de Rebecque. 1767–1830, French writer and politician: author of the psychological novel Adolphe (1816)
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Scientific definitions for constant

constant
[ kŏnstənt ]

A quantity that is unknown but assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context.
A theoretical or experimental quantity, condition, or factor that does not vary in specified circumstances. Avogadro's number and Planck's constant are examples of constants.
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Cultural definitions for constant

constant

A number that appears in equations and formulas and does not vary or change. Examples are Planck's constant and the speed of light.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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