continuum

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Etymology[edit]

From Latin continuum, neuter form of continuus, from contineō (contain, enclose)

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Noun[edit]

continuum (plural continuums or continua)

  1. A continuous series or whole, no part of which is noticeably different from its adjacent parts, although the ends or extremes of it are very different from each other.
  2. A continuous extent.
    • 2012 March 1, Henry Petroski, “Opening Doors”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 112-3: 
      A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place.
  3. (mathematics) The set of all real numbers and, more generally, a compact connected metric space.
  4. (music) A touch-sensitive strip, similar to an electronic standard musical keyboard, except that the note steps are 1100 of a semitone, and so are not separately marked.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • Hyphenation: con‧ti‧nuum
  • IPA(key): /ˈko̞n̪tinuːm/

Noun[edit]

continuum

  1. (music) continuum (type of electronic instrument)

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Adjective[edit]

continuum

  1. nominative neuter singular of continuus
  2. accusative masculine singular of continuus
  3. accusative neuter singular of continuus
  4. vocative neuter singular of continuus