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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Continual \Con*tin"u*al\, a. [OE. continuel, F. continuel. See
1. Proceeding without interruption or cesstaion; continuous;
unceasing; lasting; abiding.
He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
2. Occuring in steady and rapid succession; very frequent;
The eye is deligh by a continental succession of
small landscapes. --W. Irwing.
Continual proportionals (Math.), quantities in continued
proportion. --Brande & C.
Syn: Constant; prepetual; incessant; unceasing;
uninterrupted; unintermitted; continuous. See
Constant, and Continuous.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
adj 1: occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to
what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and
closely spaced series; "the continual banging of the
shutters" [ant: sporadic]
2: `continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used
interchangeably with `continuous' (meaning without
From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :
85 Moby Thesaurus words for "continual":
ageless, articulated, catenated, ceaseless, chattering, coeternal,
concatenated, connected, constant, continued, continuing,
continuous, cyclical, dateless, direct, endless, eternal, eterne,
ever-being, ever-durable, ever-during, everlasting, everliving,
featureless, gapless, immediate, immemorial, incessant,
indestructible, infinite, interminable, joined, jointless, linked,
machine gun, monotonous, never-ceasing, never-ending, nonstop,
nonterminating, nonterminous, olamic, oscillating, perdurable,
perennial, periodic, permanent, perpetual, persistent, pulsating,
rapid, recurrent, regular, repeated, repetitive, round-the-clock,
running, seamless, sempiternal, serried, smooth, stable, staccato,
steady, straight, stuttering, sustained, timeless,
twenty-four-hour, unbroken, unceasing, unchanging,
undifferentiated, unending, uniform, unintermitted, unintermittent,
unintermitting, uninterrupted, unrelieved, unremitting, unstopped,
unvarying, vibrating, without end
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