continual vs continuous :

continual or continuous

“Continuous” refers to actions which are uninterrupted: “My upstairs neighbor played his stereo continuously from 6:00 PM to 3:30 AM.” Continual actions, however, need not be uninterrupted, only repeated: “My father continually urges me to get a job.”

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  • a  occurring without interruption; chiefly restricted to what recurs regularly or frequently in a prolonged and closely spaced series
    the continual banging of the shutters
  • s  `continual' (meaning seemingly uninterrupted) is often used interchangeably with `continuous' (meaning without interruption)

  • a  continuing in time or space without interruption
    a continuous rearrangement of electrons in the solar atoms results in the emission of light"- James Jeans
    a continuous bout of illness lasting six months
    lived in continuous fear
    a continuous row of warehouses
    a continuous line has no gaps or breaks in it
  • a  of a function or curve; extending without break or irregularity
News & Articles

  • Robinson man arrested for continual sexual abuse of a child
    A 48-year-old Robinson man has been arrested for continual aggravated sexual abuse of a child.
    June 14, 2013 - KXXV Waco
  • Brewers' Braun goes on disabled list
    Read about the continual thumb troubles for Ryan Braun and when he could return from injury.
    June 14, 2013 - TMJ4 Milwaukee
  • A Closer Walk With Thee, Lord
    You can have a thriving ministry without a thriving relationship with God, but only temporarily. Anyone can fake it in the short run, but to go the distance, you need a passionate devotional life and continual closeness to Jesus.
    June 14, 2013 - The Christian Post