- not changing or varying; uniform; regular; invariable: All conditions during the three experiments were constant.
- continuing without pause or letup; unceasing: constant noise.
- regularly recurrent; continual; persistent: He found it impossible to work with constant interruption.
- faithful; unswerving in love, devotion, etc.: a constant lover.
- steadfast; firm in mind or purpose; resolute.
- Obsolete. certain; confident.
- something that does not or cannot change or vary.
- Physics. a number expressing a property, quantity, or relation that remains unchanged under specified conditions.
- Mathematics. a quantity assumed to be unchanged throughout a given discussion.
Origin of constant
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Examples from the Web for constantly
However, intellectual honesty is the first thing to go when you are forced to constantly pander to your base.Rush Limbaugh’s Fear of a Black James Bond
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“It was not merely the work in which he had constantly grown happier that he saw taken from him,” Howells notes.The Novel That Foretold the TNR Meltdown
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Today, as president, he constantly praises Fidel and Raúl in his speeches and frequently travels to the island.Venezuela Says Goodbye to Its Lil Friend, While the Rest of the Continent Cheers
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They constantly break the fourth wall, yelling and complaining to the cameramen.James Franco and Seth Rogen Get ‘Naked and Afraid’… And It’s Hilarious
December 8, 2014
Another acquaintance described Seevakumaran as “a creep,” who would “constantly hit on women.”School Shooters Love This Pickup Artist Website
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But she constantly recalls what that snobbish Bines was unfair enough to tell her.
That he was constantly cheerful proved the matter of his musings to be pleasant.
It was his habit to affect that he constantly forgot his mother's name.
He was married, but constantly said he was about to leave his wife, so she would divorce him.
He is constantly stopping or turning his horses to the sidewalk, right or left.
- fixed and invariable; unchanging
- continual or continuous; incessantconstant interruptions
- resolute in mind, purpose, or affection; loyal
- something that is permanent or unchanging
- a specific quantity that is always invariablethe velocity of light is a constant
- mathsa symbol representing an unspecified number that remains invariable throughout a particular series of operations
- physicsa theoretical or experimental quantity or property that is considered invariable throughout a particular series of calculations or experiments
- See logical constant
- Benjamin (bɛ̃ʒamɛ̃). real name Henri Benjamin Constant de Rebecque. 1767–1830, French writer and politician: author of the psychological novel Adolphe (1816)
Word Origin and History for constantly
late 14c., "steadfast, resolute," from Old French constant (14c.) or directly from Latin constantem (nominative constans) "standing firm, stable, steadfast, faithful," present participle of constare, from com- "together" (see com-) + stare "to stand," from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Of actions and conditions from 1650s. Related: Constantly.
1832 in mathematics and physics, from constant (adj.).
- Continually occurring; persistent.
- Unchanging in nature, value, or extent; invariable.
- A quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context.
- An experimental or theoretical condition, factor, or quantity that does not vary or that is regarded as invariant in specified circumstances.
- 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.