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continuity

Noun

1 uninterrupted connection or union [ant: discontinuity]
2 a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot
3 the property of a continuous and connected period of time [syn: persistence]

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  • (UK) /ˌkɒntɪˈnjuːəti/, /%kQntI"nju:@ti/
  • (US) /ˌkɑntɪˈnjuːəti/, /%kAntI"nju:@ti/

Noun

  1. Lack of interruption or disconnection; the quality of being continuous in space or time.
    Considerable continuity of attention is needed to read German philosophy.

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See also

continuity in French: Continu
continuity in Lithuanian: Tolydumas
continuity in Dutch: Continuïteit
continuity in Portuguese: Continuidade

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

accordance, action, anagnorisis, angle, architectonics, architecture, argument, atmosphere, background, book, calm, catastrophe, ceaselessness, characterization, chattering, chronology, color, coming after, complication, connectedness, connection, consecution, consecutiveness, consistency, consonance, constancy, constant flow, continualness, continuance, continuation, contrivance, correspondence, cue, degree, denouement, descent, design, development, device, duration, duree, endurance, episode, equability, equanimity, equilibrium, evenness, extension, fable, falling action, following, gimmick, gradation, hierarchy, homogeneity, incessancy, incident, lastingness, lengthening, libretto, line, lineage, lines, local color, logical sequence, maintenance, monolithism, mood, motif, movement, mythos, noninterruption, order, order of succession, orderliness, oscillation, period, peripeteia, perpetuation, perpetuity, perseverance, persistence, place, plan, playbook, plot, posteriority, postposition, procession, progress, progression, prolongation, protraction, psychological time, pulsation, pursuance, quick fire, rank, rapid fire, rapid recurrence, rapid succession, rapidity, recognition, regularity, repetition, rising action, rotation, run, scenario, scene plot, scheme, score, script, secondary plot, sequence, serial order, series, shooting script, side, slant, space, space-time, stability, staccato, staying power, steadfastness, steadiness, story, straight course, structure, stuttering, subject, subjunction, subordination, subplot, succession, successiveness, suffixation, sustained action, sustainment, sustenance, switch, tattoo, tense, term, text, the future, the past, the present, thematic development, theme, tide, time, timebinding, tone, topic, twist, uniformity, unintermission, uninterrupted course, uninterruption, unity, unremittingness, unruffledness, vibration, way, while
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