continuous


continuous
I adjective ceaseless, consecutive, constant, continual, continuing, endless, extended, following, incessant, never ending, perennial, perpetual, progressive, prolonged, repeated, running, sequential, steady, sustained, unbroken, unceasing, unending, unfaltering, unintermittent, unintermitting, uninterrupted, unremitting, unstopped, without cessation, without interruption associated concepts: continuous absence, continuous account, continuous activity, continuous adverse possession, continuous and unbroken, continuous and uninterrupted use, continuous course of business, continuous crime, continuous disability, continuous easement, continuous guaranty, continuous injury, continuous nuisance, continuous possession, continuous residence, continuous servitude, continuous tort, continuous use, continuous wrong, continuously carry on, continuously confined, continuously disabled, continuously employed II index adjacent, chronic, consecutive, constant, continual (perpetual), direct (uninterrupted), immutable, incessant, perpetual, persistent, progressive (going forward), relentless, unrelenting, unremitting

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To qualify for many of the protections under employment legislation, the qualifying employment period must be continuous (Schedule 13 Employment Protection (Consolidation) Act 1978. For unfair dismissal and redundancy, two years' continuous employment is required. The two year qualifying period does not apply in cases of sex and race discrimination. The tribunal will assume continuity unless the employer proves otherwise. The rules as to continuity are particularly complicated and if you are trying to demonstrate a break in continuity, legal advice is essential.

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  • Continuous — Con*tin u*ous, a. [L. continuus, fr. continere to hold together. See {Continent}.] 1. Without break, cessation, or interruption; without intervening space or time; uninterrupted; unbroken; continual; unceasing; constant; continued; protracted;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • continuous — 1640s, from Fr. continueus or directly from L. continuus uninterrupted, hanging together (see CONTINUE (Cf. continue)). Related: Continuously …   Etymology dictionary

  • continuous — constant, perpetual, perennial, *continual, incessant, unremitting Analogous words: connected, related, linked (see JOIN): successive, *consecutive, sequent, serial: *steady, constant, uniform Antonyms: interrupted Contrasted words: *intermittent …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • continuous — [adj] constant, unending connected, consecutive, continued, day and night*, endless, everlasting, extended, for ever and ever, interminable, looped, no end of*, no end to, on a treadmill*, perpetual, prolonged, regular, repeated, stable, steady,… …   New thesaurus

  • continuous — ► ADJECTIVE 1) without interruption. 2) forming a series with no exceptions or reversals. DERIVATIVES continuously adverb continuousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • continuous — [kən tin′yo͞o əs] adj. [L continuus: see CONTINUE] 1. going on or extending without interruption or break; unbroken; connected 2. Math. designating a function whose value at each point is closely approached by its values at neighboring points SYN …   English World dictionary

  • continuous — continual, continuous 1. Continual is the older word (14c), and once had all the meanings it now (since the mid 19c) shares with continuous (17c). Fowler (1926) expressed the current distinction somewhat cryptically as follows: ‘That is al which… …   Modern English usage

  • continuous — [[t]kəntɪ̱njuəs[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A continuous process or event continues for a period of time without stopping. Residents report that they heard continuous gunfire. ...all employees who had a record of five years continuous employment with… …   English dictionary

  • continuous — con|tin|u|ous W3S2 [kənˈtınjuəs] adj [Date: 1600 1700; : Latin; Origin: continuus, from continere; CONTAIN] 1.) continuing to happen or exist without stopping →↑continue ▪ continuous economic growth ▪ a continuous flow of information 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • continuous — con|tin|u|ous [ kən tınjuəs ] adjective ** 1. ) continuing without stopping or being interrupted: a continuous flow of water a continuous hum from the air conditioner 2. ) a continuous line, curve, etc. continues without a break or space 3. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English


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