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[kuh n-tin-yoo-ey-shuh n] /kənˌtɪn yuˈeɪ ʃən/
the act or state of continuing; the state of being continued.
extension or carrying on to a further point:
to request the continuation of a loan.
something that continues some preceding thing by being of the same kind or having a similar content:
Today's weather will be a continuation of yesterday's.
Library Science.
  1. a supplement to a publication previously issued.
  2. a work published in continuance of a monograph, serial, or series.
British Stock Exchange. contango.
Origin of continuation
1350-1400; Middle English continuacio(u)n (< Anglo-French) < Latin continuātiōn- (stem of continuātiō). See continuate, -ion
Related forms
noncontinuation, noun
procontinuation, adjective Unabridged
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Examples from the web for continuation
  • Join with me to help spread the word, support them and pray for their successful continuation.
  • The popliteal artery is the continuation of the femoral, and courses through the popliteal fossa.
  • The dangers to a continuation of this peace to-day are largely the fear and suspicion which still haunt the world.
  • The above-mentioned interpretation of the marriage-agent stories admits of a continuation.
  • It exists for the enjoyment of the faculty and that is scarce reason for continuation.
  • My understanding is that it's a continuation of the current coverage.
  • Because of this, only watered-down versions that both sides can agree upon get done, which means a continuation of the status-quo.
  • It's touching without being maudlin and provides serenity and a sense of continuation of life.
  • So you have the choice of voting for a continuation of the destruction of the country or of voting to stop it.
  • In some respects a continuation of homework by other means.
British Dictionary definitions for continuation


a part or thing added, esp to a book or play, that serves to continue or extend; sequel
a renewal of an interrupted action, process, etc; resumption
the act or fact of continuing without interruption; prolongation
another word for contango (sense 1), contango (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for continuation

late 14c., from Old French continuation (13c.), or directly from Latin continuationem (nominative continuatio), noun of action from continuat-, past participle stem of continuare (see continue).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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continuation in Technology
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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