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  1. 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 standards in a democracy"; "man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation"; "unremitting demands of hunger" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  2. persistent in occurrence and unvarying in nature; "maintained a constant temperature"; "a constant beat"; "principles of unvarying validity"; "a steady breeze" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a quantity that does not vary Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context; "the velocity of light is a constant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection; "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"; "a constant lover"; "constant as the northern star" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. continually recurring or continuing without interruption; "constant repetition of the exercise"; "constant chatter of monkeys" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. Firm; solid; fixed; immovable; -- opposed to fluid. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular; continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; faithful; not fickle. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. Remaining unchanged or invariable, as a quantity, force, law, etc. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. Consistent; logical. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. That which is not subject to change; that which is invariable. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. A quantity that does not change its value; -- used in countradistinction to variable. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. A number whose value, when ascertained (as by observation) and substituted in a general mathematical formula expressing an astronomical law, completely determines that law and enables predictions to be made of its effect in particular cases. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A number expressing some property or condition of a substance or of an instrument of precision; as, the dielectric constant of quartz; the collimation constant of a transit instrument. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Continuous; faithful; firm; steadfast; true; unchanging; regular. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. That which is not subject to change, as gravity. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  17. Constantly. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. Fixed, unchangeable: continual: faithful. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. That which remains unchanged. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  20. Fixed; unchangeable; faithful; continual. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  21. Steady; persevering; faithful; invariable. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Fixed; firm; unchangeable; firm in mind or principle; steady; faithful in affection; without intermission. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. That which remains unchanged, as the laws of gravity or the revolutions of the earth; a quantity which remains the same throughout a problem. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. Firm; fixed; unchanged; steadfast; unchangeable, as in mind, purpose, affection, or principle; determined; invariably the same. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  25. Changeless; invariable; characters, structures. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  26. Firm; solid; fixed; immovable; opposed to fluid. dictgcide_fs
  27. Not liable, or given, to change; permanent; regular; continuous; continually recurring; steadfast; faithful; not fickle. Opposite of changeable and variable. dictgcide_fs
  28. A quantity that does not change its value; used in countradistinction to variable. dictgcide_fs
  29. a data structure that does not change during the course of execution of a program. It may be a number, a string, or a more complex data structure; contrasted with variable. dictgcide_fs
  30. kon'stant, adj. fixed: unchangeable: firm: continual: faithful.--n. (math.) a term or quantity which does not vary throughout a given investigation: that which remains unchanged.--n. CON'STANCY, fixedness: unchangeableness: faithfulness: (Shak.) perseverance: (Shak.) certainty.--adv. CON'STANTLY. [L. constans, -antis, from const[=a]re, to stand firm--con, inten., st[=a]re, to stand.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. [Latin] Remaining unchanged for an indefinite time; hot altering in amount; unvarying. C. battery, C. cell, see Battery. C. current, see Current. na
  32. Unmoved, resolute; faithful (to); unchanging; unremittent, as c. attention, chatter; (Math., n.) quantity that does not vary; (Physics) number expressing a relation, property, &c., that remains the same for same substance in same conditions, as c. of friction. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. In electrophysics, uninterrupted; not accompanied by marked variations of intensity. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  34. In physics, a value which is not subject to variation and which therefore serves as a unit of measurement, or as an unchanged factor in a given equation. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  35. [L.] In Math., a quantity or number whose value in regard to any question or class of questions is fixed. Constants generally serve to define the relations existing between Variable magnitudes. Thus, if s denotes the number of feet through which a body will fall in t seconds, it is known that s = 16t2 (approximately); here the constants, 16 and 2, serve to define the relation existing between the variable magnitudes s and t. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  36. n. That which is not subject to change; —quantity whose value always remains the same in the problem. Cabinet Dictionary
  37. Firm, not fluid; unvaried, unchanged; firm, resolute, free from change of affection ; certain, not various. Complete Dictionary

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