continuation

noun con·tin·u·a·tion \ kən-ˌtin-yə-ˈwā-shən , -yü-ˈā- \
|Updated on: 14 Jun 2018

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

Examples of continuation in a Sentence

  1. the continuation of high unemployment has cost the government much support

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First Known Use of continuation

14th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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CONTINUATION Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of continuation for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

continuation

noun con·tin·u·a·tion \ kən-ˌtin-yə-ˈwā-shən \

Definition of continuation for Students

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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