Associations to the word «Continuum»


CONTINUUM, noun. 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.
CONTINUUM, noun. A continuous extent.
CONTINUUM, noun. (mathematics) The set of all real numbers and, more generally, a compact connected metric space.
CONTINUUM, noun. (musical instruments) A touch-sensitive strip, similar to an electronic standard musical keyboard, except that the note steps are 1⁄100 of a semitone, and so are not separately marked.
CONTINUUM HYPOTHESIS, noun. (set theory) The hypothesis which states that any infinite subset of ℝ must have the cardinality of either the set of natural numbers or of ℝ itself.
CONTINUUM THEORY, noun. (topology) The branch of topology devoted to the study of continua, a type of metric space.

Dictionary definition

CONTINUUM, noun. A continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct or distinguishable from adjacent parts.

Wise words

It is better wither to be silent, or to say things of more value than silence. Sooner throw a pearl at hazard than an idle or useless word; and do not say a little in many words, but a great deal in a few.