What is the meaning of constant?


  • A quantity that does not vary.
  • A number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context.
    • usage: "the velocity of light is a constant"


  • Unvarying in nature.
    • usage: "maintained a constant temperature"; "principles of unvarying validity"
  • Steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection.
    • usage: "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star"
  • Uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing.
    • usage: "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 standards in a democracy"; "man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"; "unremitting demands of hunger"
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