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continuator

Syllabification: con·tin·u·a·tor
Pronunciation: /kənˈtinyəˌwādər
 
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Definition of continuator in English:

noun

1A person or thing that continues something or maintains continuity.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • ‘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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