Continuum may refer to:

  • Continuum (theory), anything that goes through a gradual transition from one condition, to a different condition, without any abrupt changes



  • Dialect continuum, the transition of one language to another through a series of speech variations


In mathematics, "the continuum" is sometimes used to denote the real line, and more generally to describe similar objects



  • The Continuum, the browser-based fantasy collectible wargame
  • Continuum (computer game), the North American version of the classic computer game Alpha Waves
  • Command & Conquer: Continuum, a cancelled MMORPG in the Command & Conquer series
  • Continuum (game client), a game client for the SubSpace computer game
  • C°ntinuum, a time travel role-playing game
  • The C.H.A.O.S. Continuum, a time-travel adventure game in the year 2010
  • Continuum, a Vectrex game aka Sector-X III
  • BlazBlue: Continuum Shift, a fighting game for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3


Popular culture

  • Q Continuum, a parallel existence in the fictional Star Trek universe where omnipotent entities all known as Qs exist
  • Stargate: Continuum, a 2008 direct-to-DVD movie of the Stargate franchise


  • Continuum concept, in psychology, Jean Liedloff's articulation of the natural principles upon which attachment parenting was founded
  • Continuum mechanics, a branch of physics that deals with continuous matter
  • Space-time continuum, any mathematical model that combines space and time into a single continuum
  • Continuum theory of specific heats of solids — see Debye model
  • Triune continuum, trinity of continual representations in general system modeling defined in the theory of triune continuum, used in the Triune Continuum Paradigm


See also

  • Continuity (disambiguation)

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  • continuum — [ kɔ̃tinɥɔm ] n. m. • 1905; mot lat. « le continu » 1 ♦ Phys. Ensemble d éléments homogènes. « Une poutre est un continuum de bois » (Schaeffer). Le continuum spatiotemporel : espace dont la quatrième dimension est le temps. 2 ♦ Didact. Objet ou… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Continuum — (engl. für Kontinuum) bezeichnet einen DVD Film: Stargate: Continuum ein modernes Musikinstrument: Continuum (Musikinstrument) ein Katalogisierungssystem für Flüsse: River Continuum Concept ein Computerprogramm zur Kontinuierlichen Integration:… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • continuum — CONTÍNUUM s.n. 1. (fil.) În filozofia clasică, realitatea materială considerată ca un tot, părţile căruia, unite între ele fără soluţie de continuitate, au o limită unică şi comună. 2. (fiz., în sint.) Continuum spaţio temporal = Sistem de o… …   Dicționar Român

  • continuum — 1640s, from L. continuum a continuous thing, neut. of continuus (see CONTINUE (Cf. continue)). The plural is continua …   Etymology dictionary

  • Continŭum — Continŭum, so v. w. Stetige Größe, s. Stetig …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • continuum — index continuity, sequence Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • continuum — /kon tinu:m/ s. neutro lat., usato in ital. al masch. (filos.) [successione continua e inscindibile: il c. spazio temporale ] ▶◀ continuo …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • continuum — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}[wym. kontinuum]{{/stl 7}}{{stl 17}}ZOB. {{/stl 17}}{{stl 7}}kontinuum {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • continuum — ► NOUN (pl. continua) ▪ a continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, but the extremes are quite distinct. ORIGIN Latin, from continuus uninterrupted …   English terms dictionary

  • continuum — [kən tin′yo͞o əm] n. pl. continua [kən tin′yo͞o ə] or continuums [L, neut. of continuus] 1. a continuous whole, quantity, or series; thing whose parts cannot be separated or separately discerned 2. Math. the set of all real numbers: See also… …   English World dictionary

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