Continuity

  • 1 Continuity — may refer to: In mathematics: The opposing concept to discreteness; common examples include: Continuous probability distribution or random variable in probability and statistics Continuous game, a generalization of games used in game theory Law… …

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  • 2 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 continuity — I noun coherence, connectedness, connection, consecution, consecutiveness, consistency, constancy, continualness, continuance, continuatio, continuation, continuousness, continuum, incessancy, permanence, perpetuitas, perpetuity, progression,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 continuity — early 15c., from M.Fr. continuité, from L. continuitatem (nom. continuitas), from continuus (see CONTINUE (Cf. continue)). Cinematographic sense is recorded from 1921, Amer.Eng …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 continuity — *continuation, continuance Analogous words: *succession, sequence, chain, train, progression Contrasted words: intermittence, recurrence, alternation, periodicity (see corresponding adjectives at INTERMITTENT): fitfulness (see corresponding… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 continuity — [n] progression chain, cohesion, connection, constancy, continuance, continuousness, continuum, dovetailing, durability, duration, endurance, extension, flow, interrelationship, linking, perpetuity, persistence, prolongation, protraction,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 continuity — ► NOUN (pl. continuities) 1) the unbroken and consistent existence or operation of something. 2) a connection or line of development with no sharp breaks. 3) the maintenance of continuous action and self consistent detail in the scenes of a film… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 continuity — [kän΄tə no͞o′ə tē, kän΄tənyo͞o′ə tē] n. pl. continuities [OFr continuite < L continuitas] 1. the state or quality of being continuous; connectedness; coherence 2. a continuous flow, series, or succession; unbroken, coherent whole 3. continuous …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 continuity — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ greater ▪ remarkable ▪ unbroken ▪ After centuries of unbroken continuity, the landscape was being changed out of all recognition. ▪ cultural …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 10 continuity — [[t]kɒ̱ntɪnju͟ːɪti, AM nu͟ː [/t]] continuities 1) N VAR (approval) Continuity is the fact that something continues to happen or exist, with no great changes or interruptions. An historical awareness also imparts a sense of continuity. ...a tank… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 Continuity — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Uninterrupted sequence. < N PARAG:Continuity >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 continuity continuity Sgm: N 1 consecution consecution consecutiveness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 succession succession round suite progression …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12 continuity — /kon tn ooh i tee, tn yooh /, n., pl. continuities. 1. the state or quality of being continuous. 2. a continuous or connected whole. 3. a motion picture scenario giving the complete action, scenes, etc., in detail and in the order in which they… …

    Universalium

  • 13 Continuity — Anschluss bezeichnet in der Filmkunst den stimmigen Übergang zwischen zwei Einstellungen. Der Anschluss muss sicherstellen, dass alle Details von einer Einstellung zur nächsten zueinander passen. Wenn dies nicht geschieht, spricht man von einem… …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 14 continuity — continuance, continuation, continuity 1. Continuance (14c) is much less common than continuation (also 14c). It is used when the context requires the meaning ‘a state of continuing in existence or operation’ (i.e. a fact) rather than ‘the act or… …

    Modern English usage

  • 15 continuity — (editing or cutting)   the system of editing that developed in the early 20th century to provide a continuous and clear movement of events/images in a film; refers to the final edited structure of a completed film, with the events or… …

    Glossary of cinematic terms

  • 16 continuity — n. to break the continuity * * * [ˌkɒntɪ njuːɪtɪ] to break the continuity …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 17 Continuity — VP The illusion of continuous action, even when segments are edited together that were recorded at different times. FilmM the process of ensuring consistency within the scenes of a movie. An example of poor continuity would be to see a Coke can… …

    Audio and video glossary

  • 18 continuity — /ˌkɒntɪ nju:ɪti/ noun the act of maintaining a continuous stable level of advertising activity ● Continuity must be the watchword of this promotional campaign to keep the product firmly in the minds of the target audience. ● Shall we aim for a… …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 19 continuity — noun (plural ties) Date: 15th century 1. a. uninterrupted connection, succession, or union b. uninterrupted duration or continuation especially without essential change 2 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 continuity — the principle that a continuity of usage of a name should take precedence over strict priority of publication in determining which of two or more competing scientific names should be adopted …

    Dictionary of ichthyology