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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Continual  \Con*tin"u*al\,  a.  [OE.  continuel,  F.  continuel.  See 
  {Continue}.] 
  1.  Proceeding  without  interruption  or  cesstaion;  continuous; 
  unceasing;  lasting;  abiding. 
 
  He  that  is  of  a  merry  heart  hath  a  continual  feast. 
  --Prov.  xv 
  15. 
 
  2.  Occuring  in  steady  and  rapid  succession;  very  frequent; 
  often  repeated. 
 
  The  eye  is  deligh  by  a  continental  succession  of 
  small  landscapes.  --W.  Irwing. 
 
  {Continual  proportionals}  (Math.),  quantities  in  continued 
  proportion.  --Brande  &  C. 
 
  Syn:  Constant;  prepetual;  incessant;  unceasing; 
  uninterrupted;  unintermitted  continuous.  See 
  {Constant},  and  {Continuous}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  continual 
  adj  1:  seemingly  without  interruption;  chiefly  restricted  to  what 
  recurs  regularly  or  frequently  in  a  prolonged  and 
  closely  spaced  series;  "the  continual  banging  of  the 
  shutters"  [ant:  {sporadic}] 
  2:  `continual'  (meaning  seemingly  uninterrupted)  is  often  used 
  interchangeably  with  `continuous'  (meaning  without 
  interruption) 




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