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Constant meaning

constant - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. Firm; solid; fixed; immovable; -- opposed to fluid.
  2. 2. Not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular; continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; faithful; not fickle.
  3. 3. Remaining unchanged or invariable, as a quantity, force, law, etc.
  4. 4. Consistent; logical.
  5. 5. That which is not subject to change; that which is invariable.
  6. 6. A quantity that does not change its value; -- used in countradistinction to variable.
  7. 7. A number whose value, when ascertained ( as by observation) and substituted in a general mathematical formula expressing an astronomical law, completely determines that law and enables predictions to be made of its effect in particular cases.
  8. 8. A number expressing some property or condition of a substance or of an instrument of precision; as, the dielectric constant of quartz; the collimation constant of a transit instrument.
  9. 9. Fixed; unchangeable; faithful; continual.

constant - examples of usage

  1. This is said to be one of the most constant symptoms. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
  2. It seemed strange- the constant companion of ten years. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. Is it anything like constant employment? - "Second Shetland Truck System Report", William Guthrie.
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