how to pronounce continuum


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continuum is pronounced in four syllables

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An example use of continuum in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… so we take a continuum and carve it up …”

meanings of continuum


  1. A continuous extent.
  2. [[File:Wikipedia-logo.png|44px|none|link=|alt=]] English Wikipedia has an article on: Continuum (set theory)Wikipedia The set of real numbers; more generally, any compact connected metric space.
  3. A touch-sensitive strip, similar to an electronic standard musical keyboard, except that the note steps are ^1⁄100 of a semitone, and so are not separately marked.
  4. A continuous series or whole, no part of which is noticeably different from its adjacent parts, although the ends or extremes of it are very different from each other.

continuum frequency in english - C2 level of CEFR

the word continuum occurs in english on average 2.2 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics continuum can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that continuum can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) education, science, and technology;

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