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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishclinecline /klaɪn/ noun [countable] technical  MEASUREa series of very small differences in a group of things of the same kind syn continuum
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clineThe colouring of Scandinavian cattle in the past was also characteristic in that many showed variations of the colour-sided cline.In other words, the disposition of the reader is a factor in moving along the cline in either direction.However, the further rightwards along the cline a metaphor is located, the greater is the potential for multiple interpretations.The cline is represented in Figure 1.
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