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continuum

noun [C] uk   /kənˈtɪn.ju.əm/ ( plural continua   //   or continuums) specialized us  
something that changes in character gradually or in very slight stages without any clear dividing points: It's not "left-wing or right-wing" - political opinion is a long continuum.
Translations of “continuum”
in Chinese (Traditional) 連續體, 漸變體, 逐漸演變的事物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 连续体, 渐变体, 逐渐演变的事物…
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