constant etymology

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

Detailed word origin of constant

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
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 (eng) (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
cost costly