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[ kon-tn-oo-i-tee, -tn-yoo ]


, plural con·ti·nu·i·ties.
  1. the state or quality of being continuous.
  2. a continuous or connected whole.

    Synonyms: progression, flow

  3. 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.
  4. the spoken part of a radio or television script that serves as introductory or transitional material on a nondramatic program.
  5. Mathematics. the property of a continuous function.
  6. Usually continuities. sets of merchandise, as dinnerware or encyclopedias, given free or sold cheaply by a store to shoppers as a sales promotion.


/ ˌkɒntɪˈnjuːɪtɪ /


  1. logical sequence, cohesion, or connection
  2. a continuous or connected whole
  3. the comprehensive script or scenario of detail and movement in a film or broadcast
  4. the continuous projection of a film, using automatic rewind

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Other Words From

  • noncon·tin·ui·ty noun

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Word History and Origins

Origin of continuity1

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

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Example Sentences

It was the right thing to do to provide connectivity and continuity for kids in school during this period of abnormality.

From Fortune

Without question, Jornet is genetically gifted—OK, fine, he’s from another planet—but it’s the sheer volume and continuity of his training since grade school that may be the secret sauce behind his ability.

The history of marriage is one of both continuity and change.

Her aim of sorts is for the continuity of what she’s already done—work rooted in creating human connections.

The frame-free design creates continuity with your other screens, which is an especially helpful feature if you’re video editing or gaming.

That is, we discussed character motivation, situation, and story continuity.

The deeper continuity between the two men was complete, despite the different party labels.

In all of this, Obama in no way represents a break from Bush, but perfect continuity.

"We do our damnedest to produce things with some sense of continuity," David says of the Dodgers.

She'll have to demonstrate both continuity with Obama in some respects and a break from Obama in certain others.

In a three-span bridge the theoretical advantage of continuity is about 49% for a dead load and 16% for a live load.

The spans were in fact designed as independent girders, the advantage of continuity being at that time imperfectly known.

The continuity which the surface seems to have, and the apparent solidity of the ball are, then, pure illusions.

But there is a singular survival and continuity of the ancient practice: men still swear by Jove.

That would develope every department of it; and energy, combined with continuity of service, would secure this.


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