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English definition of “continuous”

continuous

adjective uk   /kənˈtɪn.ju.əs/ us  
B2 without a pause or interruption: continuous pain My computer makes a continuous low buzzing noise. A continuous white line (= line without spaces) in the middle of the road means no overtaking.Continuous and permanent
continuously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
B2 You can't work continuously for six hours without a break!Continuous and permanent
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