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

1640–50; < Latin, noun use of neuter of continuus continuous Unabridged
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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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Word Origin & History

1650, from L. neut. of continuus. (see continue). The plural is continua.
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Example sentences
So, you see, the real number continuum is full of holes.
The deficits, in other words, are not all at one end of the continuum.
Not even a single point will move in geometric space as it destroys the
  continuum of the geometric space.
There is a continuum of publicness and persistence and anonymity.
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