noun, plural con·tin·u·a [kuhn-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.
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A century ago, Einstein theorized that gravity is a warping of the spacetime continuum, and argued that masses in motion send out ripples at the speed of light.
Elite running coach Steve Magness and others have argued that each event has its own continuum from slow-twitch to fast-twitch—which makes it tricky to figure out whether you’re, say, a slow-twitch miler or a fast-twitch 5K runner.
I am totally just one voice in a continuum of voices, calling out for nature, from nature, for people to wake up.How Psilocybin Can Save the Environment - Issue 90: Something Green|Mark MacNamara|September 30, 2020|Nautilus
The most recent epochs form a continuum from “old new” to “newest new,” and ages are typically named after the place in which they are defined.
With these symbiotic microbes, our existence joins the ranks of a continuum shared by many other beings that exist outside our bodies.What the Meadow Teaches Us - Issue 90: Something Green|Andreas Weber|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
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
I know of no way of so identifying it except by discovering that it is delimited in a time continuum.Essays in Experimental Logic|John Dewey
It was not possible to die from lack of air or from cold on a world without the time continuum.Equation of Doom|Gerald Vance
Of the celebrated formula, 'the continuum is unity in multiplicity,' only the multiplicity remains, the unity has disappeared.
The mathematical continuum would be, in this view, a pure creation of the mind, where experience would have no part.
To learn what mathematicians understand by a continuum, one should not inquire of geometry.