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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There was the continuation of this unexpected senior power surge. Luke Johnson, nola.com, "Antoine Duplantis’ LSU ride comes to a close: ‘He’s had a hell of a career.’," 10 June 2019 So the next episode’s groggy surrealism — involving a college-party gig — felt like a continuation of the previous week’s. Wesley Morris, New York Times, "‘Atlanta’ Skips a Grade," 11 May 2018 After a three-run first inning that seemed like a continuation of his abbreviated debut six days earlier in Colorado, Lauer made it through the fifth inning without allowing another run to the Giants. Kevin Acee, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Giants deny Eric Lauer, Padres victory with ninth-inning comeback," 30 Apr. 2018 Take Tilda Swinton’s futuristic chainmail and crystal Haider Ackermann, a stunning continuation of a decade’s worth of collaboration between designer and muse. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "Brie Larson, Naomi Campbell, Gigi Hadid, and More of the Week’s Best Dressed Stars," 20 May 2019 To do otherwise — to do what MLB does now — is a continuation of stupid, and stupid doubled down in the Cubs-Pirates game on Wednesday. Steve Rosenbloom, chicagotribune.com, "Hey, MLB, order your umps to explain video reviews," 31 May 2018 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

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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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