Definition of continuum
- "good" and "bad" … stand at opposite ends of a continuum instead of describing the two halves of a line
- —Wayne Shumaker
His motives for volunteering lie somewhere on the continuum between charitable and self-serving.
a continuum of temperatures ranging from very cold to very hot
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: a range or series of things that are slightly different from each other and that exist between two different possibilities
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