# What the difference between continuous and discrete variations?

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Dec 16, 2017

#### Answer:

"Continuous" have no gaps. "Discrete" have distinct values separated by "no value" regions.

#### Explanation:

Continuous may be something like height, which may vary in a population "continuously", with no specific limitations. "Discrete" could be choices or outcomes of a test - it either "is" or "is not" - there are not gradations or "continuity" between the choices.

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