Definition of continuator in English:


Line breaks: con|tinu|ator
Pronunciation: /kənˈtɪnjʊeɪtə


  • 1A person or thing that continues something or maintains continuity: the popes succeeded as the continuators of Byzantine rule
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    • From its very first days as a continuator of the wartime OSS, the ranks of the Agency were dominated by members of the liberal establishment.
    • This Germanic people saw themselves as the continuators of the weakened Imperial power.
    • The second sees in him a continuator of speculative theology - that is, a theologian who had to switch languages in order to speak of Greek philosophy.
  • 1.1A person who writes a continuation of another’s work: the narratives of Thucydides or his continuator Xenophon
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    • ‘In my notions about the State,’ he wrote to his mother in February 1864, ‘I am quite papa's son, and his continuator.’

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