# Continuous vs. Consecutive — What's the Difference?

## Compare with Definitions

#### Continuous

Uninterrupted in time, sequence, substance, or extent.
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#### Consecutive

Following each other continuously
Five consecutive months of serious decline
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#### Continuous

Attached together in repeated units
A continuous form fed into a printer.
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#### Consecutive

Expressing consequence or result
A consecutive clause
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#### Continuous

Of or relating to a line or curve that extends without a break or irregularity.
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#### Consecutive

Denoting intervals of the same kind (especially fifths or octaves) occurring in succession between two parts or voices.
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#### Continuous

Of or relating to a function between two topological spaces such that the preimage of any open set in the range is an open set in the domain.
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#### Consecutive

Following one after another without interruption; successive
Was absent on three consecutive days.
Won five consecutive games on the road.
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#### Continuous

Without stopping; without a break, cessation, or interruption.
A continuous current of electricity
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#### Consecutive

Marked by logical sequence.
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#### Continuous

Without intervening space; continued.
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#### Consecutive

(Grammar) Expressing consequence or result
A consecutive clause.
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#### Continuous

(botany) Not deviating or varying from uniformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.
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#### Consecutive

Following, in succession, without interruption
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#### Continuous

Such that, for every x in the domain, for each small open interval D about f(x), there's an interval containing x whose image is in D.
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#### Consecutive

Having some logical sequence
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#### Continuous

Such that each open set in the target space has an open preimage (in the domain space, with respect to the given function).
Each continuous function from the real line to the rationals is constant, since the rationals are totally disconnected.
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#### Consecutive

A sequence of notes or chords that results from repeated shifts in pitch of the same interval.
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#### Continuous

(grammar) Expressing an ongoing action or state.
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#### Consecutive

A linguistic form that implies or describes an event that follows temporally from another.
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#### Continuous

Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening space or time; uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; unceasing; constant; continued; protracted; extended; as, a continuous line of railroad; a continuous current of electricity.
He can hear its continuous murmur.
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#### Consecutive

Consecutive interpretation.
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#### Continuous

Not deviating or varying from uninformity; not interrupted; not joined or articulated.
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#### Consecutive

Following in a train; succeeding one another in a regular order; successive; uninterrupted in course or succession; with no interval or break; as, fifty consecutive years.
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#### Continuous

Continuing in time or space without interruption;
A continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light
A continuous bout of illness lasting six months
Lived in continuous fear
A continuous row of warehouses
A continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it
Moving midweek holidays to the nearest Monday or Friday allows uninterrupted work weeks
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#### Consecutive

Following as a consequence or result; actually or logically dependent; consequential; succeeding.
The actions of a man consecutive to volition.
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#### Continuous

Of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
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#### Consecutive

Having similarity of sequence; - said of certain parallel progressions of two parts in a piece of harmony; as, consecutive fifths, or consecutive octaves, which are forbidden.
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#### Consecutive

In regular succession without gaps;
Serial concerts
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#### Consecutive

Successive (without a break);
Sick for five straight days
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#### Consecutive

One after the other;
Back-to-back home runs
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#### Consecutive

In a consecutive manner;
We numbered the papers consecutively
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