American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A continuous extent, succession, or whole, no part of which can be distinguished from neighboring parts except by arbitrary division.
- n. Mathematics A set having the same number of points as all the real numbers in an interval.
- n. Mathematics The set of all real numbers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A continuous spread or extension; a continuity; a continuous quantity. See continuity.
- n. In mathematics, the whole system of positive and negative integral, fractional, and irrational numbers.
- n. 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.
- n. mathematics The set of all real numbers and, more generally, a compact connected metric space.
- n. music A touch sensitive strip, similar to a standard electronic musical keyboard, except that the note steps are 1⁄100 of a semitone, and so are not separately marked.
- n. a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct or distinguishable from adjacent parts
- From Latin continuum, neuter form of continuus, from contineō ("contain, enclose") (Wiktionary)
- Latin, neuter of continuus, continuous; see continue. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Getty Images PJ Harvey On her new, strikingly original disc, "Let England Shake" Island, out Tuesday, Ms. Harvey examines what she called a continuum of military conflict and her passion for "homeland" in the most literal sense.”
“At the other end of the continuum is the Booman Tribune, who thinks this is just the beginning:”
“TUCKER (voice-over): They are able to make it work because of tremendous teamwork, teamwork supported with constant communication between all points and what they call the continuum of medical care.”
“It must exist in a continuum from the simplest forms of matter through the chain of being all the way to us, human beings.”
“The politics of stunts runs on a continuum from the very serious acts of the Taliban to the idiocy of Bob Old and Danny Allen.”
“Because Lennon's continuum is comprised of spiraling texts of conflicted humanity and creativity, it demands that we work hard to remember what real even means anymore, which gets harder and harder as every hyperreal day passes.”
“Thinking that this continuum is important to understanding for wellness.”
“What I mean by extreme end of the Strong Interface continuum is that I believe that everything taught explicitly can become implicit (highlighting * everything* and * can* and opposing it to the Weak Interface position: some of the things taught explicitly might become implicit, this time highlighting * some* and * might*).”
“So the practical continuum is now laptop – [iPad] – phone rather than desktop-laptop - [iPad] - phone.”
“Siegel here employs all his estimable powers — deep reportage, meticulous methodology, shrewd analysis — in pursuit of the story, establishing in the process an incontrovertible legal continuum from the early Cold War era to the post-9/11 one.”
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