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continuum definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct or distinguishable from adjacent parts

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural continua; also -uums) Etymology: Latin, neuter of continuus Date: 1646 1. a coherent whole characterized as a collection, sequence, or progression of values or elements varying by minute degrees <“good” and “bad”…stand at opposite ends of a continuum instead of describing the two halves of a line — Wayne Shumaker> 2. the set of real numbers including both the rationals and the irrationals; broadly a compact set which cannot be separated into two sets neither of which contains a limit point of the other

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. continua) anything seen as having a continuous, not discrete, structure (space-time continuum). Etymology: L, neut. of continuus: see CONTINUOUS

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(continua, or continuums) A continuum is a set of things on a scale, which have a particular characteristic to different degrees. (FORMAL) These various complaints are part of a continuum of ill-health... N-COUNT: usu sing

Moby Thesaurus

Indian file, acreage, area, array, articulation, bank, breadth, buzz, catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, concatenation, connection, consecution, course, cycle, descent, dimension, drone, emptiness, empty space, endless belt, endless round, expanse, expansion, extension, extent, field, file, filiation, galactic space, gamut, gradation, hum, infinite space, interstellar space, line, lineage, measure, monotone, nexus, nothingness, outer space, pendulum, periodicity, plenum, powder train, progression, proportion, queue, range, rank, recurrence, reticulation, rotation, round, routine, row, run, scale, sequence, series, single file, space, spatial extension, spectrum, sphere, spread, string, succession, superficial extension, surface, swath, thread, tier, tract, train, void, volume, windrow


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