HyperDic: constant

English > 5 senses of the word constant:
ADJECTIVEallconstant, changeless, invariant, unvaryingunvarying in nature
allconstantsteadfast in purpose or devotion or affection
allconstant, ceaseless, incessant, never-ending, perpetual, unceasing, unremittinguninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
NOUNcognitionconstant, constant quantity, invariablea quantity that does not vary
quantityconstanta number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
constant > pronunciation
Soundskaa'nstahnt
Rhymesabandonment ... wonderment: 671 rhymes with ahnt...
English > constant: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningUnvarying in nature.
Example"maintained a constant temperature"
Synonymschangeless, invariant, unvarying
Broaderinvariablenot liable to or capable of change
Spanishconstante
Catalanconstant
Nounsconstancythe quality of being enduring and free from change or variation
Adverbsconstantlywithout variation or change, in every case
English > constant: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningsteadfast in purpose or devotion or affection.
Examples
  • "a man constant in adherence to his ideals"
  • "a constant lover"
  • "constant as the northern star"
Attribute ofconstancy, stabilityThe quality of being enduring and free from change or variation
NarrowerimmutableConstant and unchanging
steadfast, staunch, unswervingFirm and dependable especially in loyalty
unfailing, unflaggingunceasing
See alsofaithfulsteadfast in affection or allegiance
invariablenot liable to or capable of change
stableresistant to change of position or condition
unchangeablenot changeable or subject to change
Oppositeinconstantlikely to change frequently often without apparent or cogent reason
Spanishconstante
Catalanconstant
Nounsconstancyfaithfulness and dependability in personal attachments (especially sexual fidelity)
English > constant: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaninguninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing.
Example "in constant pain"
Synonymsceaseless, incessant, never-ending, perpetual, unceasing, unremitting
Broadercontinuous, uninterruptedContinuing in time or space without interruption
Spanishconstante, continuo, incesante, perpetuo
Catalanconstant, continu, continuat, incessant, interminable, perpetu
Adverbsconstantlywithout interruption / interruption
English > constant: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA quantity that does not vary.
Synonymsconstant quantity, invariable
Narrowerparameter, parametric quantityA constant in the equation of a curve that can be varied to yield a family of similar curves
BroaderquantityThe concept that something has a magnitude and can be represented in mathematical expressions by a constant or a variable
Spanishcantidad constante, constante, invariable
Catalanconstant, invariable, quantitat constant
English > constant: 5 senses > noun 2, quantity
MeaningA number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context.
Example"the velocity of light is a constant"
NarrowerAvogadro's number, Avogadro numberThe number of molecules in a mole of a substance (approximately 602,250,000,000,000,000,000,000)
Boltzmann's constantConstant used in the calculation of the ideal gas constant
Hubble's constant, Hubble constant, Hubble's parameter, Hubble parameter(cosmology) the ratio of the speed of recession of a galaxy (due to the expansion of the universe) to its distance from the observer
coefficientA constant number that serves as a measure of some property or characteristic / characteristic
cosmological constantAn arbitrary constant in the equations of general relativity theory
equilibrium constant(chemistry) the ratio of concentrations when equilibrium is reached in a reversible reaction (when the rate of the forward reaction equals the rate of the reverse reaction)
factor of proportionality, constant of proportionalityThe constant value of the ratio of two proportional quantities x and y
gas constant, universal gas constant, R(physics) the universal constant in the gas equation
gravitational constant, universal gravitational constant, constant of gravitation, G(physics) the universal constant relating force to mass and distance in Newton's law of gravitation
ionic chargeThe charge on an ion is equal to a constant charge e multiplied by an integer from 1 to 15
speed of light, light speed, cThe speed at which light travels in a vacuum
BroadernumberA concept of quantity involving zero and units
Spanishconstante
Catalanconstant

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