A Word A Day : Continuum
Saturday, 29th December 2007 : Today's Word is ...
( Noun )
Pronunciation : kan-tínnyoo-am
1. a link between two things, or a continuous series of things, that blend into each other so gradually and seamlessly that it is impossible to say where one becomes the next
2. a set of real numbers between any two of which a third can always be found, and in which there are no gaps
3. the set of all real numbers
Mid-17th century - Latin continuus - uninterrupted
continuance, continuation, continuity, duration, endurance, persistence, persistency
break, discontinuity, intermittence, interruption, stoppage
• A rainbow forms a continuum
• The basic idea of Continuum
is that activating the body's fluid system boosts our creativity, flexibility, and vitality.
• In a famous lecture presented in 1900 at the International Congress of Mathematicians in Paris, Hilbert placed this assertion, called the continuum
hypothesis, at the top of a list of the 23 most important mathematics problems of the new century.
: Noun ( Plural )
: Noun ( Plural )
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