continuation

noun
con·​tin·​u·​a·​tion | \ kən-ˌtin-yə-ˈwā-shən, -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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Atheism is a continuation of monotheism by other means. Tim Crane, WSJ, "‘Seven Types of Atheism’ Review: Better Off Without Him?," 17 Dec. 2018 Cohen has been on an ongoing apology tour of sorts since coming under legal scrutiny after the FBI raided his home, office, and hotel room in April, and Friday’s interview was a continuation of that. Emily Stewart, Vox, "“He directed me to make the payments”: Cohen says Trump instructed illegal hush money payments," 14 Dec. 2018 The weekend's losses are a continuation of last week's selloff. Timothy B. Lee, Ars Technica, "Bitcoin and Ethereum fall to lows not seen since 2017," 19 Nov. 2018 The social media encouragement is a continuation of Smith’s efforts to provide comfort to Ellenson during a trying season out of Van Gundy’s playing rotation. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "Coach O's words soothed Detroit Pistons' Henry Ellenson in trying year," 13 July 2018 The measure is a continuation of the company’s plan to slow its significant cash outflow, per recent subscription changes announced earlier this month. Nick Statt, The Verge, "MoviePass refunds annual subscribers as it further restricts member benefits," 24 Aug. 2018 Dynamic Streets is a continuation of the Removable Urban Pavement project, a research project in Nantes, France, that’s exploring the benefits of modular pavement. Liz Stinson, Curbed, "Futuristic road concept is made of reconfigurable parts that light up," 6 Aug. 2018 The perfumes will be a continuation of her Kimoji-themed fragrance line, most likely designed to resemble her favorite existing Kimojis. Leah Prinzivalli, Allure, "KKW Beauty Is Launching Three New Fragrances Inspired by Kimojis in July [UPDATE]," 13 July 2018 The faces in the pictures are at first faded and black and white and then increasingly diverse and modern, the continuation of the Romanov line in the new world and beyond. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "What's the Story With The Romanoffs Controversial Opening Credits?," 27 Oct. 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 \

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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