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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcontinuumcon‧tin‧u‧um /kənˈtɪnjuəm/ ●○○ noun (plural continuums or continua /-njuə/) [countable] formal  DEVELOPa scale of related things on which each one is only slightly different from the one before The Creole language is really various dialects arranged on a continuum. All the organisms in an ecosystem are part of an evolutionary continuum.
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continuumMental development follows a set course along a continuum.Piaget conceptualized development as a continuous process along a continuum.But still the image of a continuum persisted.These values are assumed to reside in the cultural continuum which Bateson sees as stretching from 1200 to the present.Many mini-theories involve the r - K continuum.From terns to peafowl, there is a kind of continuum of different criteria.At the bottom of the continuum are commonly used labels ranging from autocratic to laissez-faire.The structure now reflects the continuum rather than the discrete units we perceive.As the first results came in, so too did the first signs of a strange disruption in the space-time continuum.
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