continua

continuum

[kuhn-tin-yoo-uhm]
noun, plural continua [kuhn-tin-yoo-uh] .
1.
a continuous extent, series, or whole.
2.
Mathematics.
a.
a set of elements such that between any two of them there is a third element.
b.
the set of all real numbers.
c.
any compact, connected set containing at least two elements.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin, noun use of neuter of continuus continuous

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continuum (kənˈtɪnjʊəm)
 
n , pl -tinua, -tinuums
a continuous series or whole, no part of which is perceptibly different from the adjacent parts
 
[C17: from Latin, neuter of continuuscontinuous]

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continuum
1650, from L. neut. of continuus. (see continue). The plural is continua.
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