Definition of continuously in US English:



  • 1Without interruption or gaps.

    ‘these images loop continuously’
    • ‘The executive mansion of the commonwealth is said to be the oldest continuously occupied governor's residence in the United States.’
    • ‘The roof plane tapers at the edge into a distinctly winglike, continuously curved rim.’
    • ‘The new method continuously strips ethanol from the fermentation broth, freeing the yeast to make additional ethanol.’
    • ‘The site of the district has been continuously inhabited for over 5,000 years.’
    • ‘The answer was a virtually airtight house in which the air is continuously filtered.’
    • ‘Backpack sprayers should be used because the pump can be operated continuously to maintain a uniform pressure.’
    • ‘From the old railroad yard came the idea of a long, continuously meandering form.’
    • ‘White clover can be grazed continuously or rotationally once established.’
    • ‘A ramped promenade flows continuously up into the two-story museum.’
    • ‘Our efforts reveal that an enormous percentage of public space in downtown Chicago is continuously monitored by surveillance devices.’
    1. 1.1 Repeatedly without exceptions or reversals.
      ‘their performance has continuously improved’
      • ‘He worked continuously on the vehicle over three decades, externally at least keeping her exactly as she was when new.’
      • ‘He plays the same music he has always played and seems to be continuously discovering his own music.’
      • ‘In addition to all the regular activities, Silver Dollar City is continuously hosting special events.’
      • ‘We continuously review our courses in the light of changing student and employer needs and expectations.’
      • ‘It's a fun thing to continuously work on new stuff.’
      • ‘The main aim is to continuously improve the quality of care and the facilities provided to make sure residents always feel at home.’
      • ‘This is an ongoing process where we continuously look for places to improve.’
      • ‘The farm family must continuously deal with change.’
      • ‘This program will be continuously updated, so please visit on a regular basis.’
      • ‘With an ever-expanding base of knowledge, job duties continue to evolve, and objectives are reviewed and evaluated continuously.’