variants also continuums
plural of continuum
as in spectrums
formal a range or series of things that are slightly different from each other and that exist between two different possibilities 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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“Continua.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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