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Dictionary definition for: Constant

1. (n) a quantity that does not vary

2. (s) persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature; "maintained a constant temperature" "a constant beat" "principles of unvarying validity" "a steady breeze"

3. (n) a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context; "the velocity of light is a constant"

4. (s) continually recurring or continuing without interruption; "constant repetition of the exercise" "constant chatter of monkeys"

5. (a) steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; "a man constant in adherence to his ideals" "a constant lover" "constant as the northern star"

6. (s) uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing; "the ceaseless thunder of surf" "in constant pain" "night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city" "the never-ending search for happiness" "the perpetual struggle to maintain standar

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