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CONTINUITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does continuity mean? 

CONTINUITY (noun)
  The noun CONTINUITY has 3 senses:

1. uninterrupted connection or union
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

  Familiarity information: CONTINUITY used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTINUITY (noun)


Sense 1continuity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Uninterrupted connection or union

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("continuity" is a kind of...):

coherence; coherency; cohesion; cohesiveness (the state of cohering or sticking together)

Antonym:

discontinuity (lack of connection or continuity)


Sense 2continuity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("continuity" is a kind of...):

book; playscript; script (a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; used in preparing for a performance)


Sense 3continuity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of a continuous and connected period of time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

persistence; continuity

Hypernyms ("continuity" is a kind of...):

durability; enduringness; lastingness; strength (permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force)

Attribute:

continuous; uninterrupted (continuing in time or space without interruption)


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