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English definition of “continuum”

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.Keeping and staying the sameNot able to be changed
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