constante
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constante(
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (continuous)
a. constant
Las lluvias constantes todo el fin de semana hicieron imposible hacer un picnic.The constant rains all weekend made it impossible for us to have a picnic.
2. (physics)
a. constant
Alcanza una altura de 30,000 pies y mantén una velocidad constante.Reach an altitude of 30,000 feet and maintain a constant speed.
3. (tenacious)
a. persevering
Ascenderemos solo al empleado más trabajador y constante.Only the most hard-working and persevering employee will be promoted.
A feminine noun is almost always used with feminine articles and adjectives (e.g. la mujer bonita, la luna llena).
4. (repeated element)
a. constant feature
La muerte es una constante en todas sus poesías.Death is a constant feature in all her poetry.
5. (mathematics)
a. constant
Determina la constante en la ecuación.Find the constant in the equation.
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constante
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (persona; en una empresa)
a. persistent
2. (en ideas, opiniones)
a. steadfast
3. (acción)
a. constant
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (general)
a. constant
5. (medicine)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
constantes vitalesvital signs
6. (medicine)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
mantener las constantes vitales de alguiento keep somebody alive
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constante
adjective
1 (continuado) constant
la búsqueda constante de la verdad the constant search for truth; un día de lluvia constante a day of constant o persistent rain
Es un constante proceso colectivista y asambleario los presos están sometidos a una constante vigilancia una lluvia constante nos impedía salir a la calle el constante viento les volvía locos un grupo en lucha constante
2 (frecuente) constant
recibía constantes advertencias de su jefe she was getting constant warnings from her boss
3 (perseverante) [+persona] persevering
conseguirá lo que quiera porque es muy constante un alumno muy constante
4 (Física) [+velocidad, temperatura, presión] constant
1 (factor predominante)
el mar es una constante en su obra the sea is a constant theme o an ever-present theme in his work; el paro es una constante en la economía española unemployment is a permanent feature of the Spanish economy
constante histórica historical constant
2 (Matemáticas) constant
3 (Med)
constantes vitales vital signs
el enfermo mantiene todas las constantes vitales
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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ir a una velocidad constante
to move at a constant speed
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