a continuous extent, series, or whole.
a set of elements such that between any two of them there is a third element.
the set of all real numbers.
any compact, connected set containing at least two elements.
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How to use continuum in a sentence
Celui-ci continua mon travail de correction et d'émendation.Oscar Wilde | Arthur Ransome
If, on the contrary, C can be subdivided only by cuts which are themselves continua, we shall say C has several dimensions.
First we must introduce the notion of cut, studying first physical continua.
Space is a mathematical continuum, it is infinite, and we can represent to ourselves only physical continua and finite objects.
The notion thus introduced may be adapted by suitable modifications to continua of lower dimensions in Cn.
British Dictionary definitions for continuum
a continuous series or whole, no part of which is perceptibly different from the adjacent parts
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