Continual vs Continuous

The term Continual and continuous describe two different things.

Continual means something that recurs over time or space, but which is not always occurring. That is, it is a process that proceeds in a start-and-stop, interrupted, or broken, fashion.

Continuous on the other hand, means something that happens without interruption, in a constant, unbroken, line from start to finish (or ceaselessly, in cases where there is no beginning or end).



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