variation in phenotypic traits such as body weight or height in which a series of types are distributed on a continuum rather than grouped into discrete categories.
- Compare discontinuous variation.
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How to use continuous variation in a sentence
The limit in question must be a limit for continuous variation, not for a restricted domain.
If no one of these parameters is capable of continuous variation, the group is called a discontinuous group.
If all the parameters are capable of continuous variation, the group is called a continuous group.
If some of the parameters are capable of continuous variation and some are not, the group is called a mixed group.
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Scientific definitions for continuous variation
Variation within a population in which a graded series of intermediate phenotypes falls between the extremes. Height in human beings, for example, exists in continuous variation.
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