Continuum meaning

kən-tĭn'yo͝o-əm
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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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.
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A continuous whole, quantity, or series; thing whose parts cannot be separated or separately discerned.
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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.
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(mathematics) The set of all real numbers and, more generally, a compact connected metric space.
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A continuous extent, succession, or whole, no part of which can be distinguished from neighboring parts except by arbitrary division.
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The set of all real numbers.
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(music) A touch-sensitive strip, similar to an electronic standard musical keyboard, except that the note steps are 1100 of a semitone, and so are not separately marked.
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Origin of continuum

  • Latin neuter of continuus continuous continue
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin continuum, neuter form of continuus, from contineō (“contain, enclose”)
    From Wiktionary