What is constant?

  • (adj): Continually recurring or continuing without interruption.
    Example: "Constant repetition of the exercise"; "constant chatter of monkeys"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "constant":

  • (adj): Persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature.
    Example: "Maintained a constant temperature"; "a constant beat"
    Synonyms: changeless, invariant, steady, unvarying
  • (noun): A number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context.
    Example: "The velocity of light is a constant"
  • (adj): Steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection.
    Example: "A man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"

Famous quotes containing the word constant:

    Our farmers round, well pleased with constant gain,
    Like other farmers, flourish and complain.
    George Crabbe (1754–1832)

    Henry David Thoreau, who never earned much of a living or sustained a relationship with any woman that wasn’t brotherly—who lived mostly under his parents’ roof ... who advocated one day’s work and six days “off” as the weekly round and was considered a bit of a fool in his hometown ... is probably the American writer who tells us best how to live comfortably with our most constant companion, ourselves.
    Edward Hoagland (b. 1932)

    The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.
    Samuel Beckett (1906–1989)