noun (plural continua /-yo͞oə/)[usually in singular]
1A continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, although the extremes are quite distinct: at the fast end of the fast-slow continuum
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- When a group limits its appeal to either extreme of the continuum, it is confined to a small portion of the market.
- In other words, these forms may correspond to different points on a continuum.
- One could consider four assumptions as existing on a continuum with extremes at either end.
1.1 Mathematics The set of real numbers.
- Leibniz concluded that continua are not real entities at all; as ‘wholes preceding their parts’ they have instead a purely ideal character.
Mid 17th century: from Latin, neuter of continuus (see continuous).
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