[ kon-tn-oo-i-tee, -tn-yoo ]
/ ˌkɒn tnˈu ɪ ti, -tnˈyu /
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noun, plural con·ti·nu·i·ties.

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.



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Origin of continuity

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


non·con·tin·u·i·ty, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for continuity

/ (ˌkɒntɪˈnjuːɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

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
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Medical definitions for continuity

[ kŏn′tə-nōōĭ-tē ]


The state or quality of being continuous.
An uninterrupted succession or flow; a coherent whole.
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