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Meaning of “constant” in the English Dictionary

"constant" in British English

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constantadjective

uk   /ˈkɒn.stənt/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
  • constant adjective (FREQUENT)

B2 happening a lot or all the ​time: He's in constant ​trouble with the ​police. machines that are in constant use

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  • constant adjective (LOYAL)

A constant companion or ​friend who is ​loyal to you.

constantnoun [C]

uk   /ˈkɒn.stənt/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/ specialized
(Definition of constant from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"constant" in American English

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constantadjective

 us   /ˈkɑn·stənt/
  • constant adjective (CONTINUOUS)

nearlycontinuous or very ​frequent: We had a constant ​stream of visitors. Constant also ​means not ​changing, or ​staying the same: Even in this ​age of high ​technology, the ​popularity of ​hunting and ​fishingremains constant.
constantly
adverb [not gradable]  us   /ˈkɑn·stənt·li/
They ​worry constantly about ​theirweight.

constantnoun [C]

 us   /ˈkɑn·stənt/
  • constant noun [C] (QUANTITY)

mathematics a ​number or ​value that does not ​change
(Definition of constant from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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