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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