An example of a continuum is a range of temperatures from freezing to boiling.
nounpl. -·ua or -·u·ums
- a continuous whole, quantity, or series; thing whose parts cannot be separated or separately discerned
- Math. the set of all real numbers
Origin of continuumL, neuter of continuus
nounpl. 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 of continuumLatin neuter of continuus continuous ; see continue .
(plural continuums or continua)
- A continuous series or whole, no part of which is noticeably different from its adjacent parts, although the ends or extremes of it are very different from each other.
- A continuous extent.
- (mathematics) The set of all real numbers and, more generally, a compact connected metric space.
- (music) A touch-sensitive strip, similar to an electronic standard musical keyboard, except that the note steps are 1⁄100 of a semitone, and so are not separately marked.
From Latin continuum, neuter form of continuus, from contineō (“contain, enclose”)
continuum - Computer Definition
Starting in Windows 10, Continuum is a feature for hybrid and convertible laptops that automatically adjusts the user interface to Tablet Mode. When the keyboard is detached or flipped over, apps are run full screen and the Start screen is displayed rather than the traditional Start menu. Continuum can also be configured to prompt the user before switching modes. See Windows 10.