continuum

[ kuhn-tin-yoo-uhm ]
/ kənˈtɪn yu əm /

noun, plural con·tin·u·a [kuhn-tin-yoo-uh]. /kənˈtɪn yu ə/.

a continuous extent, series, or whole.
Mathematics.
  1. a set of elements such that between any two of them there is a third element.
  2. the set of all real numbers.
  3. any compact, connected set containing at least two elements.

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Origin of continuum

1640–50; <Latin, noun use of neuter of continuuscontinuous
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British Dictionary definitions for continuum

continuum
/ (kənˈtɪnjʊəm) /

noun plural -tinua (-ˈtɪnjʊə) or -tinuums

a continuous series or whole, no part of which is perceptibly different from the adjacent parts

Word Origin for continuum

C17: from Latin, neuter of continuus continuous
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