Constant etymology


English word constant comes from Latin constare, and later Latin constans (Constant, unchanging. Secure. Steadfast, resolute.)

Etymology of constant

Detailed word origin of constant

Dictionary entry Language Definition
constare Latin (lat)
constans Latin (lat) Constant, unchanging. Secure. Steadfast, resolute.
constant Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
constant Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
constant English (en) (algebra) A quantity that remains at a fixed value throughout a given discussion.. (computing) An identifier that is bound to an invariant value; a fixed value given a name to aid in readability of source code.. (science) Any property of an experiment, determined numerically, that does not change under given circumstances.. That which is permanent or invariable. (obsolete) Consistent; [...]

Words with the same origin as constant

Descendants of constare