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
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|Abby Haglage|June 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Phelps lay along a continuum of conservatism—not on the other side of a border from it.
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|Melissa Leon|November 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Lenore Skanazy|October 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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|Ben Greenman|May 20, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Any one who attempts to note all its successive aspects becomes lost in an infinity, as is inevitable in dealing with a continuum.Creative Evolution|Henri Bergson
Of the celebrated formula, 'the continuum is unity in multiplicity,' only the multiplicity remains, the unity has disappeared.
The sensory data of experience always come in a context; they always appear as variations in a continuum.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
It is not known if he ever found the integrated effect of the continuum of elastic connections in the pendulum.
The requirement of a continuum involves a gross form of the concept of efficient causation.The Place of Science in Modern Civilisation and Other Essays|Thorstein Veblen
British Dictionary definitions for continuum
noun plural -tinua (-ˈtɪnjʊə) or -tinuums
Word Origin for continuum
Word Origin and History for continuum
1640s, from Latin continuum "a continuous thing," neuter of continuus (see continue). The plural is continua.