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"continuous" in British English

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continuousadjective

uk   us   /kənˈtɪn.ju.əs/
B2 without a ​pause or ​interruption: continuous ​pain My ​computer makes a continuous ​lowbuzzingnoise. A continuous whiteline (= ​line without ​spaces) in the ​middle of the ​roadmeans no ​overtaking.

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continuously
adverb uk   us   /-li/
B2 You can't ​work continuously for six ​hours without a ​break!
(Definition of continuous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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continuousadjective [not gradable]

 us   /kənˈtɪn·ju·əs/
without a ​pause or ​break: a continuous ​line of ​traffic
continuously
adverb [not gradable]  us   /kənˈtɪn·ju·əs·li/
He ​spoke continuously for more than two ​hours.
(Definition of continuous from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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