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

We should have a great fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas only, and not for things themselves.
John Locke