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

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The hole-punch display, where the only disruption to the screen is the selfie camera, is the simplest continuation of current trends. Vlad Savov, The Verge, "2018 was a weird notch year — what’s next?," 18 Dec. 2018 Further Reading Motorola announces the 2018 Moto G6 and E5 The images, which were first spotted by Droid Life, show a phone that looks like a continuation of the Motorola One design that debuted earlier this year. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Moto G7 Play pops up at the FCC with notch design, dramatically smaller battery," 27 Nov. 2018 The Lit Bar and Dealing in Dreams are a continuation of that lineage. Anne Branigin, Teen Vogue, "The Lit Bar Is the Bronx's New Bookstore Putting the Community First," 27 Mar. 2019 Overall, the number of annual suspensions has dropped 32% since the 2013-14 school year, when the mayor took office, in a continuation of a previous trend. Leslie Brody, WSJ, "NYC Student Suspensions Rise as Advocates Call for Change," 31 Oct. 2018 Other objectives Mogherini outlined included maintaining wider economic relations with Iran, financial channels, Iran’s export of oil and gas, and the continuation of sea, land, air and rail transportation links. Washington Post, "With US out, others reaffirm commitment to Iran nuclear deal," 6 July 2018 This is due to the impact of the continuation of the low interest levels. Wolfgang Spahr, Billboard, "German Neighbouring Rights Org GVL Reports 14 Percent Revenue Hike," 22 June 2018 The insidiously toxic entitlement that pervades the Star Wars fandom is no secret, and is fast becoming a burden that threatens to eclipse the relative merits of the continuation of this movie series. Tom Philip, GQ, "Kelly Marie Tran Deleted Her Social Media After Being Harassed by Star Wars Fans," 5 June 2018 The purpose of the continuation to rank helmets and the joint decision with the players' association to prohibit is to increase that movement into better performing helmets. Tod Leonard, sandiegouniontribune.com, "NFL takes first-ever step to ban some helmets after testing," 16 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of continuation

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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continuation

noun

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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