from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- 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. The set of all real numbers and, more generally, a compact connected metric space.
- n. 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct or distinguishable from adjacent parts
Latin, neuter of continuus, continuous; see continue.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin continuum, neuter form of continuus, from contineō ("contain, enclose") (Wiktionary)