[ kon-tn-oo-i-tee, -tn-yoo ]
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noun,plural con·ti·nu·i·ties.
  1. the state or quality of being continuous.

  2. a continuous or connected whole.

  1. 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.

  2. the spoken part of a radio or television script that serves as introductory or transitional material on a nondramatic program.

  3. Mathematics. the property of a continuous function.

  4. 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

1375–1425; late Middle English continuite<Anglo-French <Latin continuitās, equivalent to continu(us) continuous + -itās-ity

Other words for continuity

Other words from continuity

  • non·con·tin·u·i·ty, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for continuity


/ (ˌkɒntɪˈnjuːɪtɪ) /

nounplural -ties
  1. logical sequence, cohesion, or connection

  2. a continuous or connected whole

  1. the comprehensive script or scenario of detail and movement in a film or broadcast

  2. the continuous projection of a film, using automatic rewind

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