continuant

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

continue +‎ -ant

NounEdit

continuant (plural continuants)

  1. (phonetics) A linguistic sound other than a stop
  2. (mathematics) A determinant formed from a tridiagonal matrix.
    • 2007 July 18, Thomas Sattig, “Identity in 4D”, Philosophical Studies, volume 140, number 2, DOI:10.1007/s11098-007-9136-6: 
      As a further point of clarification, notice that (C0) does not characterize a criterion for determining whether a continuant x of kind K that exists at t 1 is identical to a continuant y of kind K that exists at t 2 .

AdjectiveEdit

continuant (comparative more continuant, superlative most continuant)

  1. Continuing; prolonged; sustained.
    a continuant sound

See alsoEdit


CatalanEdit

VerbEdit

continuant

  1. Present participle of continuar.

FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

continuant

  1. Present participle of continuer.

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

continuant

  1. third-person plural present active indicative of continuō
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