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

Examples of continuation in a Sentence

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

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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“Continuation.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2022.

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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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