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continuity

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From Middle French continuité

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continuity (countable and uncountable, plural continuities)

  1. Lack of interruption or disconnection; the quality of being continuous in space or time.
    Considerable continuity of attention is needed to read German philosophy.
  2. (uncountable, mathematics) A characteristic property of a continuous function.
    • 1911, William Anthony Granville, Elements of the Differential and Integral Calculus:
      The definition of a continuous function assumes that the function is already defined for x = a. If this is not the case, however, it is sometimes possible to assign such a value to the function for x = a that the condition of continuity shall be satisfied.
  3. A narrative device in episodic fiction where previous and/or future events in a story series are accounted for in present stories.

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