[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.
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.
[kuh n-tawrt] /kənˈtɔrt/ verb (used with object) 1. to twist, bend, or draw out of shape; distort. verb (used without object) 2. to become twisted, distorted, or strained: His face contorted into a grotesque sneer. /kənˈtɔːt/ verb 1. to twist or bend severely out of place or shape, esp in a strained manner v. early […]