continuation

noun
con·​tin·​u·​a·​tion | \ kən-ˌtin-yə-ˈwā-shən How to pronounce continuation (audio) , -yü-ˈā- \

Definition of continuation

1 : the act or fact of continuing in or the prolongation of a state or activity
2 : resumption after an interruption
3 : something that continues, increases, or adds

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Examples of continuation in a Sentence

the continuation of high unemployment has cost the government much support
Recent Examples on the Web The five parks are the continuation of a partnership that began in 2019 with Precinct 1 developing a SPARK Park at Carroll Elementary School in Sheldon ISD. Savannah Mehrtens, Houston Chronicle, "Harris County sets $10K aside for SPARK Park at Humble ISD’s Lakeshore Elementary," 1 July 2020 Pent up demand and the continuation of low interest rates are pulling buyers back into the market, said Joel Kan, the Mortgage Banker Association's associate vice president of economic and industry forecasting. Anna Bahney, CNN, "The housing market is showing signs of a comeback," 29 June 2020 All of this is a continuation of a trend over the past decade where behaviors from Apple’s center of gravity—the wildly successful mobile franchise—move to its legacy desktop products. Steven Levy, Wired, "What Apple’s Silicon Chips Suggest About Its Future," 26 June 2020 This might partially explain why Trump’s rise is rarely seen as a continuation or intensification of the Bush presidency’s disturbing dimensions. Mugambi Jouet, The New Republic, "The Trump Cult Is Loyal to an Ideology, Not the Man," 26 June 2020 The shooting happened at an impromptu block party in Charlotte that was a continuation of Juneteenth celebrations, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Deputy Chief Gerald Smith said at a media briefing Monday. Sarah Blake Morgan, Anchorage Daily News, "2 dead, 7 wounded in shooting at North Carolina block party," 22 June 2020 The shooting happened at a block party in Charlotte that was a continuation of Juneteenth celebrations, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Deputy Chief Gerald Smith said at a media briefing Monday. Sarah Blake Morgan, BostonGlobe.com, "3 dead, 6 wounded in shooting at North Carolina block party," 22 June 2020 But the numbers tell a different story—a tale that's a depressing continuation of longstanding health care disparities for people of color in general and black Americans in particular. Sy Mukherjee, Fortune, "The enduring history of health care inequality for black Americans," 19 June 2020 This is essentially a continuation of the 2019 TRD Special Edition and similar to Subaru's BRZ tS. Dave Vanderwerp, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Toyota 86 GT Will Make You a Better Driver," 19 June 2020

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First Known Use of continuation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for continuation

Middle English continuacioun, borrowed from Anglo-French continuacion, borrowed from Latin continuātiōn-, continuātiō, from continuāre "to make continuous, continue" + -tiōn-, -tiō, suffix of verbal action

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The first known use of continuation was in the 14th century

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5 Jul 2020

Cite this Entry

“Continuation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/continuation. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for continuation

continuation

noun
How to pronounce continuation (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of continuation

: something that starts where something else ends and adds to or continues the first part
: the act of continuing or of causing something to continue
: the act of beginning again after an interruption

continuation

noun
con·​tin·​u·​a·​tion | \ kən-ˌtin-yə-ˈwā-shən How to pronounce continuation (audio) \

Kids Definition of continuation

1 : something that begins where something else ends and follows a similar pattern the continuation of a road
2 : the act of beginning again after an interruption continuation of the game

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