Definition of continuum in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˈtɪnjʊəm/

noun (plural continua /kənˈtɪnjʊə/)

A continuous sequence in which adjacent elements are not perceptibly different from each other, but the extremes are quite distinct: a continuum of special educational needs the continuum from third world economies to advanced nations
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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.


Mid 17th century: from Latin, neuter of continuus (see continuous).

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