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 for continual
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Continual \Con*tin"u*al\, a. [OE. continuel, F. continuel. See
     Continue.]
     1. Proceeding without interruption or cesstaion; continuous;
        unceasing; lasting; abiding.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              He that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
                                                    --Prov. xv.
                                                    15.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Occuring in steady and rapid succession; very frequent;
        often repeated.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              The eye is deligh by a continental succession of
              small landscapes.                     --W. Irwing.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Continual proportionals (Math.), quantities in continued
        proportion. --Brande & C.
  
     Syn: Constant; prepetual; incessant; unceasing;
          uninterrupted; unintermitted; continuous. See
          Constant, and Continuous.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  continual
      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
         interruption)

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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