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 […]
[kon-toh; Portuguese kawn-too] /ˈkɒn toʊ; Portuguese ˈkɔn tʊ/ noun, plural contos [kon-tohz; in Portugal kawn-too sh; in Brazil kawn-too s] /ˈkɒn toʊz; in Portugal ˈkɔn tʊʃ; in Brazil ˈkɔn tʊs/ (Show IPA) 1. a money of account of Portugal and Cape Verde, equal to 1000 escudos. 2. a former money of account in Portugal and […]
[kon-toid] /ˈkɒn tɔɪd/ Phonetics adjective 1. of or relating to a sound characterized by stoppage or obstruction of the flow of air in the vocal tract; consonantlike. 2. a contoid sound.