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1. Uninterrupted in time, sequence, substance, or extent. See Synonyms at continual.
2. Attached together in repeated units: a continuous form fed into a printer.
3. Mathematics
a. Of or relating to a line or curve that extends without a break or irregularity.
b. 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.

[From Latin continuus; see continue.]

con·tin′u·ous·ly adv.
con·tin′u·ous·ness n.
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Noun1.continuousness - the quality of something that continues without end or interruption
endlessness - the property of being (or seeming to be) without end
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His paper also alludes to the chief features of information acceptance on the part of ancient Chinese audiences, namely: (a) zealousness and seriousness; (b) continuousness and repetitiveness; (c) thoroughness; (d) hierarchy and graduality;(e) and, relatedness and snooping.
Currently, the operators need to wait for certain time after the alarm is triggered to verify the continuousness of high temperatures.
That continuousness squanders the intense but intermittent activity that can drive progress on behalf of marginalized groups such as low-income people.

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