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More minutia- continual vs. continuous

More minutia- continual vs. continuous
« on: March 10, 2006, 12:30:59 PM »
Can any of the fine legal and linguistic minds on this board illuminate the difference between "continual" and "continuous?"


Re: More minutia- continual vs. continuous
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2006, 02:08:52 PM »
two answers.

a) They're the same; which is probably often how they're used.

b) I looked up the definition of both at dictionary.com. A possible difference is that continual is a series of discrete events that keep occurring. Continuous is one event that continues to occur without breaks.