continuum

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continuum

(botany) vegetation which grades from one type to another with no clear-cut ending or beginning of one and the next.
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* Cartucho de hemoperfusion con Polimixina B, adaptador a monitor de terapia renal continua y dos lineas para adaptacion a dicho sistema.
En ese sentido, algunos investigadores hacen enfasis en la estrategia de las operaciones, la mejora continua e innovacion para alcanzar una ventaja competitiva (Suares Barraza, Castillo Arias, & Miguel Davila, 2011).
Hemicrania continua, once considered rare, is in fact more common than cluster headache.
It is clear, in both the law and in practice, that the proper approach to the use of force is not all-encompassing restrictions on force or using the escalating force continua as the primar y response.
This involved teachers developing individual student profiles and using developmental continua. The continua were based on the Education Department of Western Australia's First Steps Developmental Continua (1994b,d) and implemented in Queensland as frameworks for mapping students' progress in reading and writing.
Second, he pointed out that non-Archimedean continua cannot be excluded on empirical or logical grounds: non-Archimedean geometry, in which Archimedes' axiom is denied, is just as legitimate as non-Euclidean geometry, in which Euclid's fifth postulate is denied.
He presents a general framework, considering such aspects as Eshelbian mechanics for elastic bodies, the canonical thermodynamics of complex continua, systems with mass changes and/or diffusion, applications to nonlinear waves, and Eshelby-like problems and solutions.