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continual, continuous

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Both words can be used to describe an event that recurs regularly.

Continual describes an event that begins and ends and begins again over a period of time.

Continuous assumes that the event goes on uninterrupted; it implies a lack of interruption.

Example: The continual knocks on the door produced seemingly continuous noise.

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