[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh m] /kənˈtɪn yu əm/

noun, plural continua
[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh] /kənˈtɪn yu ə/ (Show IPA)
a continuous extent, series, or whole.

noun (pl) -tinua (-ˈtɪnjʊə), -tinuums
a continuous series or whole, no part of which is perceptibly different from the adjacent parts

1640s, from Latin continuum “a continuous thing,” neuter of continuus (see continue). The plural is continua.


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