Definition of continuum
continuaplay \kən-ˈtin-yü-ə\ also
1 : a coherent whole characterized as a collection, sequence, or progression of values or elements varying by minute degrees “good” and “bad” … stand at opposite ends of a continuum instead of describing the two halves of a line — Wayne Shumaker
Examples of continuum in a sentence
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
Recent Examples of continuum from the web
Like many an academically beloved poet — say, Ezra Pound or T. S. Eliot — Mr. Dylan has always placed himself on a literary continuum where allusions focus and amplify meaning.
For many empty nesters, landing on the proper spot of the Umbilical Cord/Cold Arctic Gale continuum can be tricky.
Thirty-two years later, Mrs. Clinton’s suit placed her, very firmly, in that continuum.
The Miles Davis Lost Quintet and Other Revolutionary Ensembles, which locates the music of his electric epoch within a historic continuum of exploratory jazz.
There is a continuum of suspicion between the two cases.
These Accidental Icons bend the space-time continuum of fashion and etiquette by their own gravity.
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Origin and Etymology of continuum
Latin, neuter of continuus —see continuous
First Known Use: 1646
CONTINUUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of continuum for English Language Learners
: a range or series of things that are slightly different from each other and that exist between two different possibilities
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