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.
    • 2014, Torkild Thellefsen, ‎Bent Sorensen, Charles Sanders Peirce in His Own Words:
      So, the white line implies Blacklessness and the black background implies Whitelessness – that is, once the white line, a continuum, has emerged from blackness, also a continuum, and the two continua engage in an “inter-penetrative” (Buddhist term) process.
    • 2019, Li Huang; James Lambert, “Another Arrow for the Quiver: A New Methodology for Multilingual Researchers”, in Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, →DOI, 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.

SynonymsEdit

  • (set of real numbers): (translingual)

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TranslationsEdit

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English continuum.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈkontinu.um/, [ˈko̞n̪t̪iˌnu.um]
  • Syllabification(key): 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 See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of continuum (type risti)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative continuumini continuumini
accusative nom. continuumini continuumini
gen. continuumini
genitive continuumini continuumieni
partitive continuumiani continuumejani
inessive continuumissani continuumeissani
elative continuumistani continuumeistani
illative continuumiini continuumeihini
adessive continuumillani continuumeillani
ablative continuumiltani continuumeiltani
allative continuumilleni continuumeilleni
essive continuuminani continuumeinani
translative continuumikseni continuumeikseni
instructive
abessive continuumittani continuumeittani
comitative continuumeineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative continuumisi continuumisi
accusative nom. continuumisi continuumisi
gen. continuumisi
genitive continuumisi continuumiesi
partitive continuumiasi continuumejasi
inessive continuumissasi continuumeissasi
elative continuumistasi continuumeistasi
illative continuumiisi continuumeihisi
adessive continuumillasi continuumeillasi
ablative continuumiltasi continuumeiltasi
allative continuumillesi continuumeillesi
essive continuuminasi continuumeinasi
translative continuumiksesi continuumeiksesi
instructive
abessive continuumittasi continuumeittasi
comitative continuumeinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative continuumimme continuumimme
accusative nom. continuumimme continuumimme
gen. continuumimme
genitive continuumimme continuumiemme
partitive continuumiamme continuumejamme
inessive continuumissamme continuumeissamme
elative continuumistamme continuumeistamme
illative continuumiimme continuumeihimme
adessive continuumillamme continuumeillamme
ablative continuumiltamme continuumeiltamme
allative continuumillemme continuumeillemme
essive continuuminamme continuumeinamme
translative continuumiksemme continuumeiksemme
instructive
abessive continuumittamme continuumeittamme
comitative continuumeinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative continuuminne continuuminne
accusative nom. continuuminne continuuminne
gen. continuuminne
genitive continuuminne continuumienne
partitive continuumianne continuumejanne
inessive continuumissanne continuumeissanne
elative continuumistanne continuumeistanne
illative continuumiinne continuumeihinne
adessive continuumillanne continuumeillanne
ablative continuumiltanne continuumeiltanne
allative continuumillenne continuumeillenne
essive continuuminanne continuumeinanne
translative continuumiksenne continuumeiksenne
instructive
abessive continuumittanne continuumeittanne
comitative continuumeinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative continuuminsa continuuminsa
accusative nom. continuuminsa continuuminsa
gen. continuuminsa
genitive continuuminsa continuumiensa
partitive continuumiaan
continuumiansa
continuumejaan
continuumejansa
inessive continuumissaan
continuumissansa
continuumeissaan
continuumeissansa
elative continuumistaan
continuumistansa
continuumeistaan
continuumeistansa
illative continuumiinsa continuumeihinsa
adessive continuumillaan
continuumillansa
continuumeillaan
continuumeillansa
ablative continuumiltaan
continuumiltansa
continuumeiltaan
continuumeiltansa
allative continuumilleen
continuumillensa
continuumeilleen
continuumeillensa
essive continuuminaan
continuuminansa
continuumeinaan
continuumeinansa
translative continuumikseen
continuumiksensa
continuumeikseen
continuumeiksensa
instructive
abessive continuumittaan
continuumittansa
continuumeittaan
continuumeittansa
comitative continuumeineen
continuumeinensa

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

continuum m (plural continuums)

  1. continuum

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LatinEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

continuum

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

ReferencesEdit

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

DeclensionEdit