- The definition of continuum is a continuous series of elements or items that vary by such tiny differences that they do not seem to differ from each other.
An example of a continuum is a range of temperatures from freezing to boiling.
continuum definition by Webster's New World
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continuum definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. con·tin·u·a or con·tin·u·ums
- A continuous extent, succession, or whole, no part of which can be distinguished from neighboring parts except by arbitrary division.
- Mathematics a. A set having the same number of points as all the real numbers in an interval.b. The set of all real numbers.
Origin: Latin, neuter of continuus, continuous; see continue.