continuum
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /kənˈtɪnjuəm/
Noun

continuum (plural continuums)

  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.
  3. (mathematics) The set of real numbers; more generally, any compact connected metric space.
  4. (musical instruments) A touch-sensitive strip, similar to an electronic standard musical keyboard, except that the note steps are frac 100 of a semitone, and so are not separately marked.
Synonyms
  • (set of real numbers) ℝ (translingual)
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