noun, plural con·tin·u·a [kuh n-tin-yoo-uh] /kənˈtɪn yu ə/.
- 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.
Origin of continuum
Examples from the Web for continuum
Contemporary Examples of continuum
Continuum Health Partnership Conessione CHP is a Colorado-based oxygen supply company; Conessione is an investment company.After Hobby Lobby, These 82 Corporations Could Drop Birth Control Coverage
June 30, 2014
Phelps lay along a continuum of conservatism—not on the other side of a border from it.Fred Phelps, Friend of the Gays
March 20, 2014
Her first work, In the Continuum, won an Obie Award in 2006 for its portrayal of two women with HIV.Danai Gurira, Who Plays Michonne, Says ‘The Walking Dead’ Isn’t Racist
November 4, 2013
This would make sense, if there was a cut-off somewhere along the vast “deodorant using—crop dusting” continuum.Medicine Bedevils Pregnant Women With Too Many Warnings About Risk
October 26, 2013
Most of them locate those four types of opinion on a continuum; the earlier ones, they say, require less time to create.Constructive Criticism: Reviewing the Idea of Reviewing
May 20, 2013
Historical Examples of continuum
It replaces the world of the continuum by a world of discrete states.The Civilization of Illiteracy
All intervening nature is the continuum of two good and wise men.Anima Poet
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
How, moreover, can Magnitude, and a Continuum arise out of that which has no Magnitude?
Number cannot, either as Movent or as Form, produce a Continuum (b. 30).
The world line of a ray of light is a geodesic in the continuum.
noun plural -tinua (-ˈtɪnjʊə) or -tinuums
Word Origin for continuum
1640s, from Latin continuum "a continuous thing," neuter of continuus (see continue). The plural is continua.