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continuum

(botany) vegetation which grades from one type to another with no clear-cut ending or beginning of one and the next.
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Her quest led to the discovery of people from other Continuums, and she formed an especially strong bond with Aero, a young man from a space-based Continuum orbiting Earth.
Aero, Myra, and Seeker are joined in their separate efforts by others from their Continuums, broadening the scope of the book to create the sense of a populous world.
Continuums work only if consumers recognize at least some of the individual steps, and if there is an understandable logic to their progress through them.
Whereas continuums allow some or even a great deal of provider choice in moving consumers along, integrated systems are less directive for the consumer and more oriented to things such as backroom systems and shared information.
My four continuum maps of reality: Finite maps the Mapmaker Infinite Territory A mind the Mapmaker a body Internal reality the Mapmaker External reality Words the Mapmaker non-verbal things All the terms on the left end of these continuums and all the terms on the right end of these continuums are parallel abstract labels for similar interrelated things.
The continuums, which act as roadmaps for Sailors' careers by identifying all training and education opportunities, are part of the revolution's Sailor Continuum.
(1) These deliberations should center on the rational examination of the theory of force continuum versus its reality, the legal requirements of the use of force, the consequences of force continuums to the law enforcement profession and the public it serves, and the available alternatives to force continuums.
Likable characters, an intricate world, and imaginative settings combine to make a satisfying young-adult read in Jennifer Brody's Return of the Continuums, the second book of the dystopian Continuum series.
Bell refers to the phenomenon of the fusion of peasant family production with early Chinese industry as "China's new developmental continuum at the turn of the twentieth century" (pp.2-3).