continuum

See also: continuüm

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin continuum, neuter form of continuus, from contineō (contain, enclose).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kənˈtɪnjuəm/
  • (file)

NounEdit

continuum (plural continuums or continua)

  1. 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.
    • 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, DOI:10.1080/01434632.2019.1596115, page 11:
      In fact, the influence of signage in a certain area may exist anywhere on a continuum from profoundly effective to utterly trivial or completely insignificant, irrespective of the intent motivating the signs.
  2. A continuous extent.
    • 2012 March 1, Henry Petroski, “Opening Doors”, in American Scientist[1], volume 100, number 2, page 112-3:
      A doorknob of whatever roundish shape is effectively a continuum of levers, with the axis of the latching mechanism—known as the spindle—being the fulcrum about which the turning takes place.
  3. (mathematics) The nondenumerable set of real numbers; more generally, any compact connected metric space.
  4. (music) A touch-sensitive strip, similar to an electronic standard musical keyboard, except that the note steps are 1100 of a semitone, and so are not separately marked.

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  • (set of real numbers): (translingual)

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FinnishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkontinu.um/, [ˈko̞n̪t̪iˌnu.um]
  • Syllabification: con‧ti‧nu‧um

NounEdit

continuum

  1. (music) continuum (type of electronic instrument)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of continuum (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative continuum continuumit
genitive continuumin continuumien
partitive continuumia continuumeja
illative continuumiin continuumeihin
singular plural
nominative continuum continuumit
accusative nom. continuum continuumit
gen. continuumin
genitive continuumin continuumien
partitive continuumia continuumeja
inessive continuumissa continuumeissa
elative continuumista continuumeista
illative continuumiin continuumeihin
adessive continuumilla continuumeilla
ablative continuumilta continuumeilta
allative continuumille continuumeille
essive continuumina continuumeina
translative continuumiksi continuumeiksi
instructive continuumein
abessive continuumitta continuumeitta
comitative continuumeineen
Possessive forms of continuum (type risti)
possessor singular plural
1st person continuumini continuumimme
2nd person continuumisi continuuminne
3rd person continuuminsa

FrenchEdit

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NounEdit

continuum m (plural continuums)

  1. continuum

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LatinEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

continuum

  1. inflection of continuus:
    1. nominative/accusative/vocative neuter singular
    2. accusative masculine singular

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin continuum.

NounEdit

continuum m (plural continuuns or continua)

  1. continuum (series where neighbouring elements are very similar, but distant elements are very different)

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin continuum.

NounEdit

continuum n (plural continuumuri)

  1. continuum

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