[ kuh n-tin-yoo-uh s-ik-span-shuh n ]
/ kənˈtɪn yu əs ɪkˈspæn ʃən /
a steam engine in which a high-pressure cylinder is partly exhausted into a low-pressure cylinder during each stroke.
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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