Law of continuity
Continuity Con`ti*nu"i*ty, n.; pl. {Continuities}. [L. continuitas: cf. F. continuit['e]. See {Continuous}.] the state of being continuous; uninterrupted connection or succession; close union of parts; cohesion; as, the continuity of fibers. --Grew. [1913 Webster]

The sight would be tired, if it were attracted by a continuity of glittering objects. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

{Law of continuity} (Math. & Physics), the principle that nothing passes from one state to another without passing through all the intermediate states.

{Solution of continuity}. (Math.) See under {Solution}. [1913 Webster] ||


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