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Continuous vs. Continuing — What's the Difference?

Continuous vs. Continuing — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Continuous and Continuing

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Continuous

Uninterrupted in time, sequence, substance, or extent.

Continuing

To go on with a particular action or in a particular condition; persist
We continued until the job was finished.

Continuous

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

Continuing

To exist over a period; last
The meeting continued for another hour.

Continuous

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

To remain in the same state, capacity, or place
She continued as mayor for a second term.

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.

Continuing

To go on after an interruption; resume
The negotiations continued after a break for dinner.

Continuous

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

Continuing

To extend in a given direction
The stream continues for another five miles before it reaches the lake.

Continuous

Without intervening space; continued.
A continuous line of railroad

Continuing

To carry on; persist in
The police will continue their investigation. I continued reading all afternoon.

Continuous

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

Continuing

To carry further in time, space, or development; extend
The builder will continue the road right through the swamp.

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.

Continuing

To cause to remain or last; retain or maintain
Are you continuing the prescription? The team continued its dominance over its opponents.

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.

Continuing

To carry on after an interruption; resume
After a break for lunch, we continued our hike.

Continuous

(grammar) Expressing an ongoing action or state.

Continuing

(Law) To postpone or adjourn.

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.

Continuing

Present participle of continue

Continuous

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

Continuing

A continuation.

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

Continuing

Remaining in force or being carried on without letup;
The act provided a continuing annual appropriation
The continuing struggle to put food on the table

Continuous

Of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity

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