- 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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Related Wordsstability, constancy, continuum, durability, survival, vitality, cohesion, unity, persistence, stamina, continuance, interrelationship, protraction, prolongation, sequence, endurance, flow, extension, connection, train
Examples from the Web for continuity
"We do our damnedest to produce things with some sense of continuity," David says of the Dodgers.New York’s Greatest Show Or How They Did Not Screw Up ‘Guys and Dolls’
April 6, 2014
That is the red thread of continuity, which runs from Decline 1.0 with Sputnik to Decline 5.0 with the post-crash.Sunday Q&A: Josef Joffe on the Myth of American Decline
November 17, 2013
Japan had continuity—it was largely an imperial war—and the Emperor remained.Out of the Ruins of the Second World War
October 27, 2013
First, the markets like continuity, and dislike abrupt changes.Janet Yellen’s Historic Nomination For Federal Reserve Chairwoman
October 9, 2013
Is Jewish continuity beyond for its own sake worse pursuing?On the Value of Remaining Identified as a Jew, in the Absence of Faith
October 7, 2013
It was not the continuity of men's lives I felt, but their oneness.Rosinante to the Road Again
John Dos Passos
There must be continuity of this structure too, for to sever a nerve is to paralyze all beyond.The Machinery of the Universe
Amos Emerson Dolbear
The word 'continuity' suggests the possibility of resolving all differences into differences of quantity.Sophist
We prize the sensation of our continuity, and we can only capture it in that way.Notes on Life and Letters
Oh, metaphorically, I mean—there's a break in the continuity.
- 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 continuity
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.