[ UK /kˈɒnstənt/ ]
[ US /ˈkɑnstənt/ ]
  1. unvarying in nature
    principles of unvarying validity
    maintained a constant temperature
  2. steadfast in purpose or devotion or affection
    a constant lover
    constant as the northern star
    a man constant in adherence to his ideals
  3. uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
    the ceaseless thunder of surf
    the perpetual struggle to maintain standards in a democracy
    man's unceasing warfare with drought and isolation
    night and day we live with the incessant noise of the city
    in constant pain
    unremitting demands of hunger
    the never-ending search for happiness
  1. a number representing a quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context
    the velocity of light is a constant
  2. a quantity that does not vary
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How To Use constant In A Sentence

  • There is a constant cacophony of owl hoots and rustling rats. Times, Sunday Times
  • She had a constant parade of young men coming to visit her.
  • This is exponential growth, constant doubling. The Crisis of Life on Earth - our legacy from the second millenium
  • At parties, it is like being in a maze: one constantly has to jump in the air in the hope of seeing a way out. Times, Sunday Times
  • Another constant thread is lesbianism, as if to say that women are better off without men.
  • However, even during adulthood we are constantly learning the faces of new individuals, both personal acquaintances and media figures.
  • Her life is a constant juggling act, coping with career, family, and home life single-handed.
  • She is a constant reminder that an alternative was once possible, which might flower again.
  • The only constant linking it all is that it qualifies as, for lack of a better term, neat.
  • We were constantly rewarded with stunning scenic views and the satisfaction of navigating challenging terrain with ease, but we didn't get very far, as the crow flies.
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