# Continuous vs. discrete

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A domain is continuous if for every action a there exist two actions a_1 and a_2 such that the result of the composite action a_1 a_2 is the same as the result of a.

An action a is elementary if a \not= a_1 a_2 for any two actions a_1 and a_2.

A domain is discrete if every action from it can be represented by a finite sequence of elementary actions.

Copyright© 1991 Principia Cybernetica - Referencing this page
 Author V. Turchin, Date Sep 1991
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