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continuum

US [kənˈtɪnjuəm]
UK [kənˈtɪnjʊəm]
  • n.(相邻两者相似但起首与末尾截然不同的)连续体
  • Web超越时间线;连续统;连续统一体
Plural Form:continuua  Plural Form:continuums  
continuum
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(相邻两者相似但起首与末尾截然不同的)连续体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
It is impossible to say at what point along the continuum a dialect becomes a separate language.
要说出同一语言的方言差异到什么程度才成为另一种语言是不可能的。

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