Definition of continuum in English:

continuum

Syllabification: con·tin·u·um
Pronunciation: /kənˈtinyo͞oəm
 
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noun (plural continua /-yo͞oə/)

[usually in singular]
  • 1A continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, although the extremes are quite distinct: at the fast end of the fast-slow continuum
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    • When a group limits its appeal to either extreme of the continuum, it is confined to a small portion of the market.
    • In other words, these forms may correspond to different points on a continuum.
    • One could consider four assumptions as existing on a continuum with extremes at either end.
  • 1.1 Mathematics The set of real numbers.
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    • Leibniz concluded that continua are not real entities at all; as ‘wholes preceding their parts’ they have instead a purely ideal character.

Origin

mid 17th century: from Latin, neuter of continuus (see continuous).

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