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kŏnstənt
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Steadfast in purpose, loyalty, or affection; faithful.
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Unchanging in nature, value, or extent; invariable.

A constant wind speed.

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Continually occurring; persistent.

Constant surveillance.

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Regularly recurring.

Plagued by constant interruptions.

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Anything that does not change or vary.
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A quantity that is unknown but assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context.
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In programming, a fixed value in a program. Minimum and maximum amounts, dates, prices, headlines and error messages are examples.
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(person) (Henri Benjamin Constant de Rebecque) 1767-1830; Fr. writer & politician, born in Switzerland.
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The definition of constant is something that doesn't change or something that continues or remains steady.

An example of constant is the earth's rotation around the sun.

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A theoretical or experimental quantity, condition, or factor that does not vary in specified circumstances. Avogadro's number and Planck's constant are examples of constants.
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Consistently recurring over time; persistent.
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Steady in purpose, action, feeling, etc.
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Firm; solid; not fluid.
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That which is permanent or invariable.
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(algebra) A quantity that remains at a fixed value throughout a given discussion.
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(sciences) Any property of an experiment, determined numerically, that does not change under given circumstances.
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(computing) An identifier that is bound to an invariant value; a fixed value given a name to aid in readability of source code.
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Something that is unchanging or invariable.
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Not changing; remaining the same.
  • Remaining firm in purpose; resolute.
  • Remaining steady in affections or loyalties; faithful.
  • Remaining free from variation or change; regular; stable.
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Going on all the time; continual; persistent.

Constant interruptions.

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Origin of constant

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin cōnstāns cōnstant- present participle of cōnstāre to stand firm com- intensive pref. com– stāre to stand stā- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French, from Latin constantem, from constare (“to stand firm”).

    From Wiktionary