con·​tin·​u·​ing | \ kən-ˈtin-yü-iŋ How to pronounce continuing (audio) \

Definition of continuing

1 : continuous, constant continuing poverty
2 : needing no renewal : enduring continuing fame a continuing contract

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Other Words from continuing

continuingly adverb

Examples of continuing in a Sentence

the continuing success of the chain as it opens stores around the country the public's continuing interest in every aspect of the lives of celebrities
Recent Examples on the Web These rapid changes to the nature of work will require continuing education throughout the workforce. P.k. Agarwal, The Mercury News, 27 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of continuing

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for continuing

Middle English contynuynge , from present participle of continuen "to continue"

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

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Dictionary Entries Near continuing

continued voyage


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“Continuing.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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Legal Definition of continuing

1 : marked by uninterrupted extension in time or sequence a continuing criminal enterprise
2 : needing no renewal continuing shareholders

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