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continuation

[kuh n-tin-yoo-ey-shuh n] /kənˌtɪn yuˈeɪ ʃən/
noun
1.
the act or state of continuing; the state of being continued.
2.
extension or carrying on to a further point:
to request the continuation of a loan.
3.
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.
4.
Library Science.
  1. a supplement to a publication previously issued.
  2. a work published in continuance of a monograph, serial, or series.
5.
British Stock Exchange. contango.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English continuacio(u)n (< Anglo-French) < Latin continuātiōn- (stem of continuātiō). See continuate, -ion
Related forms
noncontinuation, noun
procontinuation, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for procontinuation

continuation

/kənˌtɪnjʊˈeɪʃən/
noun
1.
a part or thing added, esp to a book or play, that serves to continue or extend; sequel
2.
a renewal of an interrupted action, process, etc; resumption
3.
the act or fact of continuing without interruption; prolongation
4.
another word for contango (sense 1), contango (sense 2)
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Word Origin and History for procontinuation

continuation

n.

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).

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