Definition of continuation in English:

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Pronunciation: /kənˌtinyo͞oˈāSH(ə)n/


[usually in singular]
1The action of carrying something on over a period of time or the process of being carried on: the continuation of discussions about a permanent peace
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  • This e-mail is partly an afterthought and partly continuation of our discussion from last night.
  • Perhaps the most obvious issue is resumption, continuation, or worsening of substance abuse.
  • I note that one of the major recommendations was that continuation of research is critical to New Zealand's future.
1.1The state of remaining in a particular position or condition: the administration’s continuation in office
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  • They said his continuation in office was ensuring that the tensions remained.
  • The continuation of such appalling conditions is cause for anger and consternation across a wide spectrum of animal lovers.
  • The safest course may well be for the lender to express its proposals for rehabilitation of the company in the form of conditions for continuation of its support.
1.2A part that is attached to and an extension of something else: once a separate village, it is now a continuation of the suburbs
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  • Sequels contain the continuations of powerful stories.
  • She dined with presidents and prime ministers, often at her home, and frequently at the salons of the rich and powerful, where the conversations often were continuations of parliamentary or embassy debates.
  • A lot of the problems that we have nowadays in the world are very obviously continuations and connections from things that have gone on long ago.


Late Middle English: via Old French from Latin continuatio(n-), from continuare 'continue', from continuus (see continuous).

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Syllabification: con·tin·u·a·tion

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