continuant definition

  • noun:
    • A consonant, such as (s), (z), (m), or (l), that may be extended provided that the air lasts without a change in high quality.
    • A linguistic sound apart from a stop
    • A determinant created from a tridiagonal matrix.
    • In mathematics, a determinant all whoever constituents vanish, except those in the main diagonal while the two bordering small diagonals, while those of just one of these minor diagonals are corresponding to negative unity: as
    • Also cumulant.
    • A consonant such f, v, s, z, etc., the sound that are indefinitely extended, as distinguished from a ‘stop,’ such as for instance p, b, etc., which involves a whole closing of lips.
    • consonant articulated by constricting (yet not closing) the vocal area
  • adjective:
    • Continuing; prolonged; suffered.
    • Continuing; extended; sustained.
    • of speech noises made by pushing environment through a constricted passageway (as `f', `s', `z', or `th' both in `thin' and `then')

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