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n. pl. con·tin·u·a (-tĭn′yo͞o-ə) or con·tin·u·ums
1. A continuous extent, succession, or whole, no part of which can be distinguished from neighboring parts except by arbitrary division.
a. A set having the same number of points as all the real numbers in an interval.
b. The set of all real numbers.
[Latin, neuter of continuus, continuous; see continue.]
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n, pl -tinua (-ˈtɪnjʊə) or -tinuums
a continuous series or whole, no part of which is perceptibly different from the adjacent parts
[C17: from Latin, neuter of continuus continuous]
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con•tin•u•um(kənˈtɪn yu əm)
n., pl. -tin•u•a (-ˈtɪn yu ə)
1. a continuous extent, series, or whole, with no discernible division into parts.
a. a set of elements such that between any two of them there is a third element.
b. the set of all real numbers.
[1640–50; < Latin, n. use of neuter of continuus continuous]
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|Noun||1.||continuum - a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct or distinguishable from adjacent parts|
time - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
history - the continuum of events occurring in succession leading from the past to the present and even into the future; "all of human history"
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continuum[kənˈtɪnjʊəm] N (continuums or continua (pl)) → continuo m
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continuum[kənˈtɪnjʊəm] [continuums] (pl) [continua] [kənˈtɪnjʊə] (pl) n
(on scale) → continuum m
(= series) → continuum m
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n → Kontinuum nt
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continuum[kənˈtɪnjʊəm] n (frm) → continuum m inv
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