Definition of continuum noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    continuum

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//kənˈtɪnyuəm//
     
    (pl. continua
    NAmE//kənˈtɪnyuə//
     
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  1. 1a series of similar items in which each is almost the same as the ones next to it but the last is very different from the first synonym cline
  2. 2 It is impossible to say at what point along the continuum a dialect becomes a separate language.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: continuum