AskDefine | Define continual

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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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  1. Seemingly continuous; appearing to have no end or interruption.
  2. recurring in steady, rapid succession
  3. forming a continuous series


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