Continuum Definition

kən-tĭnyo͝o-əm
continua, continuums
noun
A continuous whole, quantity, or series; thing whose parts cannot be separated or separately discerned.
Webster's New World
A set having the same number of points as all the real numbers in an interval.
American Heritage
The set of all real numbers.
Webster's New World
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.
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Other Word Forms of Continuum

Noun

Singular:
continuum
Plural:
continua, continuums

Origin of Continuum

  • From Latin continuum, neuter form of continuus, from contineō (“contain, enclose”)

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin neuter of continuus continuous continue

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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