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con·ti·nu·i·ty

 (kŏn′tə-no͞o′ĭ-tē, -nyo͞o′-)
n. pl. con·ti·nu·i·ties
1. The state or quality of being continuous.
2. An uninterrupted succession or flow; a coherent whole.
3.
a. A detailed script or scenario consulted to avoid discrepancies from shot to shot in a film, allowing the various scenes to be shot out of order.
b. Spoken matter serving to link parts of a radio or television program so that no break occurs.

continuity

(ˌkɒntɪˈnjuːɪtɪ)
n, pl -ties
1. logical sequence, cohesion, or connection
2. a continuous or connected whole
3. (Film) the comprehensive script or scenario of detail and movement in a film or broadcast
4. (Film) the continuous projection of a film, using automatic rewind

con•ti•nu•i•ty

(ˌkɒn tnˈu ɪ ti, -tnˈyu)

n., pl. -ties.
1. the state or quality of being continuous.
2. a continuous or connected whole.
3. a motion-picture scenario with all details of the action, dialogue, effects, etc., in order.
4. (on a radio or television program) narration or music that serves as an introduction or transition.
5. Math. the property of a continuous function.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Anglo-French < Latin]

Continuity

 

See Also: PERMANENCE

  1. As never ending as a brook —Anon
  2. Bottomless as Hell —Ben Jonson
  3. Bottomless as the foundation of the Universe —Thomas Carlyle
  4. Boundless as the sea —William Shakespeare
  5. Boundless as the wind —Jonathan Swift
  6. (Restaurants) come and go steadily as Bedouin tribesmen —Ed McBain
  7. A constant figure in her life, like a white knight or a black mammy —Julia Whedon
  8. Continued as on an endless escalator —Eleanor Clark
  9. Continuous as an endless circle —Anon
  10. Continuous as the beat of death —Amy Lowell
  11. Continuous as the stars that shine and twinkle on the Milky Way —William Wordsworth

    A variation: “Infinite as the stars”

  12. Endless as prairies —Margaret Atwood
  13. Endless as the line around a circle —Anon
  14. Eternal as mediocrity —James G. Huneker
  15. (She was, for him,) eternal like the seasons —Dorothea Straus
  16. Go on like an eternal flame —Lyn Lifshin
  17. Had gone on like a bad sleep —Jean Stafford
  18. Keeps rolling along like the Big River —John Gross
  19. Lived on like names in a legend —John Hall Wheelock
  20. Numberless as the sands of the desert —American colloquialism

    An equally popular variation is “Numberless as the fish in the sea.”

  21. Steadily as a shell secretes its beating leagues of monotone —Hart Crane
  22. Timeless as a churchyard —Sharon Sheehe Stark
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.continuity - uninterrupted connection or union
coherence, coherency, cohesion, cohesiveness - the state of cohering or sticking together
discontinuity - lack of connection or continuity
2.continuity - a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot
playscript, script, book - a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance
3.continuity - the property of a continuous and connected period of time
durability, enduringness, lastingness, strength - permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force; "they advertised the durability of their products"

continuity

noun cohesion, flow, connection, sequence, succession, progression, wholeness, interrelationship They want to ensure that standardization of methods and continuity of ideas will be achieved.

continuity

noun
Uninterrupted existence or succession:
Translations
إتِّصاليإسْتِمْرارِيَّهسِلْسِلَة، سيناريو سينمائي
asistentka režiekontunuitascénářskriptka
billedfølgedrejebogkontinuitetsammenhæng
folyamatosságnaplóvezető
órofiî samhengi
kontinuitaskriptka
ayrılmayanayrımlamadevamlılıksüreklilik

continuity

[ˌkɒntɪˈnjuːɪtɪ]
A. Ncontinuidad f
B. CPD continuity man/girl N (Cine) → secretario/a m/f de rodaje

continuity

[ˌkɒntɪˈnjuːɪti] n
[approach, supply] → continuité f
(CINEMA) (in filming)script mcontinuity announcer nspeaker(ine) m/f, annonceur/euse m/fcontinuity girl n (CINEMA)script-girl f

continuity

n
Kontinuität f; the story lacks continuityder Geschichte fehlt der rote Faden
(Film) → Anschluss m; (Rad) → (verbindende) Ansagen pl

continuity

[ˌkɒntɪˈnjuːɪtɪ] ncontinuità (Cine) → (ordine m della) sceneggiatura

continue

(kənˈtinjuː) verb
1. to go on being, doing etc; to last or keep on. She continued to run; They continued running; He will continue in his present job; The noise continued for several hours; The road continues for 150 kilometres.
2. to go on (with) often after a break or pause. He continued his talk after the interval; This story is continued on p.53.
conˈtinual adjective
very frequent; repeated many times. continual interruptions.
conˈtinually adverb
conˌtinuˈation noun
1. the act of continuing, often after a break or pause. the continuation of his studies.
2. something which carries on, especially a further part of a story etc. This is a continuation of what he said last week.
ˌcontiˈnuity (kon-) noun
1. the state of being continuous or logically related. It is important to children to have some continuity in their education.
2. the detailed arrangement of the parts of a story etc for a film script etc.
adjective
a continuity girl.
conˈtinuous adjective
joined together, or going on, without interruption. a continuous series; continuous rain; continuous movement.
conˈtinuously adverb
It rained continuously all day.

continual means frequent, again and again.
continuous means non-stop, without interruption.

con·ti·nu·i·ty

n. continuidad seguimiento.
References in classic literature ?
Bad poets compose such pieces by their own fault, good poets, to please the players; for, as they write show pieces for competition, they stretch the plot beyond its capacity, and are often forced to break the natural continuity.
In this ceaseless rush of shadows and shades, that, like the fantastic forms of clouds cast darkly upon the waters on a windy day, fly past us to fall headlong below the hard edge of an implacable horizon, we must turn to the national spirit, which, superior in its force and continuity to good and evil fortune, can alone give us the feeling of an enduring existence and of an invincible power against the fates.
This distinguished scientist has expounded his views in a book entitled "Verschwinden und Seine Theorie," which has attracted some attention, "particularly," says one writer, "among the followers of Hegel, and mathematicians who hold to the actual existence of a so- called non-Euclidean space--that is to say, of space which has more dimensions than length, breadth, and thickness--space in which it would be possible to tie a knot in an endless cord and to turn a rubber ball inside out without 'a solution of its continuity,' or in other words, without breaking or cracking it.
But the hypothesis of continuity in mental development is clearly preferable if no psychological facts make it impossible.
With respect to a tyranny he neither says whether there will be any change in it; or if not, to what cause it will be owing; or if there is, into what other state it will alter: but the reason of this is, that a tyranny is an indeterminate government; and, according to him, every state ought to alter into the first, and most perfect, thus the continuity and circle would be preserved.
For as in the natural body, a wound, or solution of continuity, is worse than a corrupt humor; so in the spiritual.
Vienna considers the bases of the proposed treaty so unattainable that not even a continuity of most brilliant successes would secure them, and she doubts the means we have of gaining them.
But I am forgetting the continuity of my narrative--a continuity which I desire to maintain, though I fear that I shall often be led astray, so numerous and varied are the bypaths of speculation which lead from the present day story of the Grabritins into the mysterious past of their forbears.
So that we are reduced to consider whether the exceptions to continuity of range are so numerous and of so grave a nature, that we ought to give up the belief, rendered probable by general considerations, that each species has been produced within one area, and has migrated thence as far as it could.
But, my dear Mercy, it snaps the continuity of existence.
As it was, every one was conscious that by observing certain rules, such as punctuality and quiet, by cooking well, and performing other small duties, one ode after another was satisfactorily restored to the world, and they shared the continuity of the scholar's life.
For there is a certain thread of continuity and happening that runs through all the dreams.