ETYM Latin contiguus; akin to contigere to touch on all sides. Related to Contingent.
Very close or connected in space or time; SYN. immediate.
Having a shared boundary; being immediately adjacent. For example, contiguous sectors on a disk are data-storage segments physically located next to one another.
continent / kɑːntənənt /
ETYM Latin continens, -entis, prop., p. pr. of continere to hold together, to repress: cf. French continent. Related to Contain.
Having control over urination and defecation.
continual / kəntɪnjuːəl /
ETYM Old Eng. continuel, French continuel. Related to Continue.
1. 'continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used interchangeably with 'continuous' (meaning without interruption).
2. Seemingly without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series.
continuant / kəntɪnjuːənt /
Of or pertaining to a continuant, of a consonant which may be prolonged without changing the sound (Phonetics)
ETYM Latin continuus, from continere to hold together. Related to Continent.
1. Continuing in time or space without interruption; SYN. uninterrupted.
2. (Mathematics) Of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity.
ETYM Latin incessans, -antis; pref. in- not + cessare to cease: cf. French incessant. Related to Cease.
Occurring so frequently as to seem ceaseless or uninterrupted; SYN. perpetual, endless.
never ceasing / ˈnevər ˈsiːsɪŋ /
nonstop / nɑːnstɑːp /
Of a journey especially a flight
perpetual / pərpetʃuːəl /
ETYM Old Eng. perpetuel, French perpétuel, from Latin perpetualis, from perpetuus continuing throughout, continuous, from perpes, -etis, lasting throughout.
Never ceasing; continuing forever or for an unlimited time; unfailing; everlasting; continuous.
steady / stedi /
1. Not easily excited or upset
2. Not subject to change or variation especially in behavior
3. Securely in position; not shaky