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 White House strategy at this point is a continuation of an approach that aides tried in the thick of the shutdown: peel away rank-and-file Democrats from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer. Peter Nicholas, WSJ, "President Trump, After Shutdown Ends, Says ‘We Will Build the Wall’," 26 Jan. 2019 This business has felt like a continuation of an abusive relationship—draining. Amber Rae, SELF, "Ask Amber Rae: How Do I Stop Feeling Like a Failure?," 5 Nov. 2018 The Hueys are used to safeguard America’s intercontinental ballistic missile bases and to take key government leadership to safety, ensuring continuation of governance. Allison Barrie, Fox News, "Meet the new Air Force helicopters that can 'defy Armageddon'," 27 Sep. 2018 There’s no doubt, however, that new restrictions are being planned, and that these moves would mark a continuation of the confrontational trade policies of the past months. Zachary Karabell, WIRED, "Trump's Trade War Won't Hurt China. It Could Hurt US Tech," 27 June 2018 The latest national indicator showed the continuation of a long-term slide in hunter numbers. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Smith: Food, females and adults bright spots in hunting recruitment efforts," 10 Feb. 2018 Whether these series are a continuation of an existing one or brand-new territory, 2019 has a lot in store and there is a lot to be excited about. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "The 2019 Sci-Fi TV Guide," 16 Jan. 2019 The bond issue is actually a continuation of a tax approved by voters in 1994 to construct the high school, which opened in 1996. cleveland.com, "Voters approve Brecksville-Broadview Heights Schools bond issue," 8 May 2018 Atheism is a continuation of monotheism by other means. Tim Crane, WSJ, "‘Seven Types of Atheism’ Review: Better Off Without Him?," 17 Dec. 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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