In algebra, the continuant is a multivariate polynomial representing the determinant of a tridiagonal matrix and having applications in generalized continued fractions. ...
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Continuing; prolonged; sustained; as, a continuant
sound. -- noun
A continuant sound; a letter whose sound may be prolonged.
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• (n.) A continuant sound; a letter whose sound may be prolonged. • (a.) Continuing; prolonged; sustained; as, a continuant sound.
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''That which continues to exist while its states or relations may be changing' (Johnson, Logic I, p. 199). The continuant is in Johnson's metaphysics a revised and somewhat more precise form of the traditional conception of substance; it includes, according to him, that residuum from the traditional conception of substance which is both philosophi.
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A continuant is a speech sound produced with an incomplete closure of the oral vocal tract. Among consonants, there are two broad categories of continuants, fricatives and approximants. Approximants are sometimes called frictionless continuants. Compare sonorant (or resonant), which includes approximants and nasals but not fricatives. Both terms t
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