Definition of cline noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//klaɪn//
; NAmE NAmE//klaɪn//
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a 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 continuum Word Origin1930s: from Greek klinein ‘to slope’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cline

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