constant: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (kon'stunt), [key]
— adj.
  1. not changing or varying; uniform; regular; invariable: All conditions during the three experiments were constant.
  2. continuing without pause or letup; unceasing: constant noise.
  3. regularly recurrent; continual; persistent: He found it impossible to work with constant interruption.
  4. faithful; unswerving in love, devotion, etc.: a constant lover.
  5. steadfast; firm in mind or purpose; resolute.
  6. certain; confident.
  1. something that does not or cannot change or vary.
  2. a number expressing a property, quantity, or relation that remains unchanged under specified conditions.
  3. a quantity assumed to be unchanged throughout a given discussion.


Pronunciation: (kôn-stän'), [key]
— n.
  1. See
  2. 1845–1902, French painter.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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