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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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

continuum

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

Declension[edit]

Inflection of continuum (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative continuum continuumit
genitive continuumin continuumien
partitive continuumia continuumeja
illative continuumiin continuumeihin
singular plural
nominative continuum continuumit
accusative nom.? continuum continuumit
gen. continuumin
genitive continuumin continuumien
partitive continuumia continuumeja
inessive continuumissa continuumeissa
elative continuumista continuumeista
illative continuumiin continuumeihin
adessive continuumilla continuumeilla
ablative continuumilta continuumeilta
allative continuumilleˣ continuumeilleˣ
essive continuumina continuumeina
translative continuumiksi continuumeiksi
instructive continuumein
abessive continuumitta continuumeitta
comitative continuumeineen

Latin[edit]

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

Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

continuum m (plural continuuns or continua)

  1. continuum (series where neighbouring elements are very similar, but distant elements are very different)