## Origin of constant

## SYNONYMS FOR constant

5 steady, unwavering, unswerving.

## ANTONYMS FOR constant

## OTHER WORDS FROM constant

## Words nearby constant

## Definition for constant (2 of 2)

Constant

[ kawn-stahn ]

/ kɔ̃ˈstɑ̃ /

### noun

Paul Hen·ri Ben·ja·min Bal·luat
[pawl ahn-ree ban-zha-man ba-lwa] /pɔl ɑ̃ˈri bɛ̃ ʒaˈmɛ̃ baˈlwa/.
Paul d'Estournelles de Constant.

Jean Jo·seph Ben·ja·min
[zhahn zhaw-zef ban-zha-man] /ʒɑ̃ ʒɔˈzɛf bɛ̃ ʒaˈmɛ̃/,1845–1902,
French painter.

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## British Dictionary definitions for constant (1 of 2)

constant

/ (ˈkɒnstənt) /

### adjective

fixed and invariable; unchanging

continual or continuous; incessant
constant interruptions

resolute in mind, purpose, or affection; loyal

### noun

## Derived forms of constant

constantly, adverb## Word Origin for constant

C14: from Old French, from Latin
constāns standing firm, from
constāre to be steadfast, from
stāre to stand

## British Dictionary definitions for constant (2 of 2)

Constant

/ (French kɔ̃stɑ̃) /

### noun

Benjamin (bɛ̃ʒamɛ̃). real name Henri Benjamin Constant de Rebecque. 1767–1830, French writer and politician: author of the psychological novel Adolphe (1816)

## Medical definitions for constant

constant

[ kŏn′stənt ]

### adj.

Continually occurring; persistent.

Unchanging in nature, value, or extent; invariable.

### n.

A quantity assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context.

An experimental or theoretical condition, factor, or quantity that does not vary or that is regarded as invariant in specified circumstances.

## Scientific definitions for constant

constant

[ kŏn′stənt ]

A quantity that is unknown but assumed to have a fixed value in a specified mathematical context.

A theoretical or experimental quantity, condition, or factor that does not vary in specified circumstances. Avogadro's number and Planck's constant are examples of constants.

## Cultural definitions for constant

constant

A number that appears in equations and formulas and does not vary or change. Examples are Planck's constant and the speed of light.