variation in phenotypic traits such as body weight or height in which a series of types are distributed on a continuum rather than grouped into discrete categories.
Variation within a population in which a graded series of intermediate phenotypes falls between the extremes. Height in human beings, for example, exists in continuous variation.
noun, Telecommunications. 1. an electromagnetic wave of constant amplitude and frequency: used to carry information by being modulated, as in radio or television, or by being interrupted as in radiotelegraphy. Abbreviation: CW.
noun, Railroads. 1. a long, continuous rail formed by welding many short rails.
[kuh n-tin-yoo-uh m] /kənˈtɪn yu əm/ noun, plural continua [kuh n-tin-yoo-uh] /kənˈtɪn yu ə/ (Show IPA) 1. a continuous extent, series, or whole. 2. Mathematics. /kənˈtɪnjʊəm/ noun (pl) -tinua (-ˈtɪnjʊə), -tinuums 1. a continuous series or whole, no part of which is perceptibly different from the adjacent parts n. 1640s, from Latin continuum “a continuous […]
noun, Mathematics. 1. a conjecture of set theory that the first infinite cardinal number greater than the cardinal number of the set of all positive integers is the cardinal number of the set of all real numbers. noun 1. (maths) the assertion that there is no set whose cardinality is greater than that of the […]