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 match was a continuation of their tough non-district schedule. Marcus Gutierrez, Houston Chronicle, "Volleyball: Humble ISD squads get through final weekend of non-district tuneups," 26 Aug. 2019 In a globalised economy, everything is a continuation of everything else. The Economist, "The trade war escalates, and the fog of war descends," 8 Aug. 2019 The layoffs are a continuation of the company's complicated relationship with the city. Andrea Perez Balderrama, Detroit Free Press, "Shinola's decision to restructure brings layoffs to Detroit," 19 July 2019 For Colorado, spring was merely a continuation of winter. Chris Bianchi, The Denver Post, "Colorado wildfire risk likely to be heavily reduced this summer," 12 July 2019 The work is a continuation of last weekend’s closures as workers replace the system and test lift the bridge for extended periods of time., "Portland metro Friday traffic: Morrison Bridge closed to all traffic Saturday and Sunday," 26 July 2019 The profits will be divided among the teens and the continuation of Black Ecosystem. Darcel Rockett,, "‘Every kid should have a side hustle’: Why youths should be encouraged to be a boss this summer," 20 June 2019 Persistently low Treasury yields indicate that investors globally are still betting on sluggish growth and a continuation of dovish interest-rate policy from the U.S. Federal Reserve. Matt Wirz, WSJ, "Dueling Bond Markets Send Mixed Message on Risk," 14 June 2019 The living room features a dark wood and black felt billiards table, a rustic leather sofa, track lighting and a continuation of monochrome accents in the room’s art and decoration. azcentral, "61-year-old Scottsdale ranch home gets one more upgrade – a new backyard. Take a look," 6 June 2019

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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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The first known use of continuation was in the 14th century

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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


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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to make a temporary encampment

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