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continuum hypothesis

noun, Mathematics
1.
a conjecture of set theory that the first infinite cardinal number greater than the cardinal number of the set of all positive integers is the cardinal number of the set of all real numbers.
Origin of continuum hypothesis
1935-1940
1935-40
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continuum hypothesis

noun
1.
(maths) the assertion that there is no set whose cardinality is greater than that of the integers and smaller than that of the reals
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