any of various machines that can remove coal from the mine face and load it into cars or conveyors.
Continually vs. ContinuouslyToday we’re going to explore the meanings and uses of the adverbs continually and continuously. These terms, along with their adjective forms continual and continuous, are often used interchangeably in speech and writing, but style guides urge writers to practice discernment when using continually and continuously. In formal contexts, continually should be used to mean “very often; at regular or frequent intervals,” and continuously to …
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- continuous assessment,
- continuous bar retainer,
- continuous capillary,
- continuous casting,
- continuous creation,
- continuous function,
- continuous miner,
- continuous murmur,
- continuous passive motion,
- continuous positive airway pressure
Origin of continuous cutter
First recorded in 1955–60
Also called contin·uous min·er.
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