Definitions for continuumkənˈtɪn yu əm; -ˈtɪn yu ə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•tin•u•umkənˈtɪn yu əm; -ˈtɪn yu ə(n.)(pl.)-tin•u•a

  1. a continuous extent, series, or whole, with no discernible division into parts.

  2. Math. a set of elements such that between any two of them there is a third element. the set of all real numbers.

    Category: Math

Origin of continuum:

1640–50; < L, n. use of neut. of continuuscontinuous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. continuum(noun)

    a continuous nonspatial whole or extent or succession in which no part or portion is distinct or distinguishable from adjacent parts


  1. continuum(Noun)

    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.

  2. continuum(Noun)

    The set of all real numbers and, more generally, a compact connected metric space.

  3. continuum(Noun)

    A touch sensitive strip, similar to a standard electronic musical keyboard, except that the note steps are of a semitone, and so are not separately marked.

  4. Origin: From continuum, neuter form of continuus, from contineo


  1. Continuum

    Continuum is the third studio album by American musician John Mayer, released September 9, 2006 on Columbia Records. Recording sessions for the album took place during November 2005 to September 2006 at The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, California, Avatar Studios and Right Track/Sound on Sound in New York City, and Royal Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Production was handled primarily by Mayer and Steve Jordan. It marked a change in Mayer's musical style, and incorporated musical elements of blues and soul more heavily than in his previous work with pop-rock. The album debuted at number 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart, selling 300,186 copies in its first week. It also reached the top-ten in several other countries and sold over 3 million copies worldwide. Upon its release, Continuum received generally positive reviews from most music critics and earned Mayer several accolades, including a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album at the 49th Grammy Awards. Rolling Stone magazine named it the eleventh best album of 2006.


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