continuation


continuation
continuation, continuance, continuity are often confused, especially when meaning the quality, the act, or the state of continuing or of being continued or an instance revealing such a quality, action, or state.
Continuation suggests prolongation or resumption
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the continuation of a line

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it's the continuation of a philosophic plan— Meredith

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the boy from a good classical school finds that his college Latin, Greek, and mathematics are the natural continuation of what he has already acquired— Grandgent

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Continuance implies duration, perseverance, or stay
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eleven years' continuanceShak.

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patient continuance in well doing— Rom 2:1

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our continuance in the city depends on our boy's health

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the idleness and vice of many years continuanceAusten

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Continuity stresses uninterrupted or unbroken connection, sequence, or extent
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the continuity of a series

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continuity of attention

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the entire breach of continuity in your history made by the Revolution— Arnold

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space and time are thus vehicles of continuity by which the world's parts hang together— James

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In the technical language of those engaged in making motion pictures or in radio and television broadcasting, continuity denotes material written in advance (as the scenario of a motion picture or the lines to be spoken in a radio broadcast) as provision for perfection in sequence and in timing of the performance.
Analogous words: extending or extension, prolonging or prolongation, protracting or protraction (see corresponding verbs at EXTEND)
Antonyms: cessation

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  • continuation — [ kɔ̃tinɥasjɔ̃ ] n. f. • 1283; lat. continuatio 1 ♦ Action de continuer qqch. ⇒ poursuite, suite. Se charger de la continuation d une œuvre. Pop. Bonne continuation ! souhait adressé à qqn qui semble se plaire à ce qu il fait, dans sa situation.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • continuation — I (prolongation) noun addition, adherence, adsiduitas, augmentation, continuance, continuatio, extension, lengthening, maintenance, perpetuation, perpetuitas, perseverance, persistence, preservation, protraction, stretching, sustaining,… …   Law dictionary

  • continuation — CONTINUATION. sub. f. L action par laquelle on continue, et la durée de la chose continuée. La continuation d un ouvrage. Il a trouvé beaucoup de difficultés dans la continuation de ce travail. La continuation de la guerre. La continuation des… …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française 1798

  • continuation — Continuation. s. f. v. Action par laquelle on continuë. La continuation d un ouvrage. dans la continuation d un travail. Il signifie aussi, La chose continuë. La continuation d une muraille. la continuation de Baronius. Il signifie aussi, Suite & …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Continuation — Con*tin u*a tion, n. [L. continuatio: cf. F. connuation.] 1. That act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation. [1913 Webster] Preventing the continuation of the royal… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • continuation — Continuation, Assiduitas, Continuatio, Continuitas, Instantia, Tenor. Continuation de guerre, Assiduitas belli. L histoire requiert continuation, suite et entrenement de propos, Historia orbem quendam contextumque desiderat. Continuation de… …   Thresor de la langue françoyse

  • continuation — late 14c., from O.Fr. continuation (13c.), or directly from L. continuationem (nom. continuatio), noun of action from continuat , pp. stem of continuare (see CONTINUE (Cf. continue)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • continuation — [kən tin΄yo͞o ā′shən] n. [ME continuacioun < OFr continuation < L continuatio < pp. of continuere: see CONTINUE] 1. a keeping up or going on without interruption; continued and unbroken existence or action 2. a taking up or beginning… …   English World dictionary

  • Continuation — (v. lat.), 1) die Fortdauer; 2) Fortsetzung, Folge. Continuativ, nach einer Reihenfolge verbunden …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Continuation — Continuation, lat., Fortsetzung, Folge; continuirlich, fortdauernd; continuiren, fortsetzen. Continuirliche Größen, in der Mathematik solche, die sich durcheinander nicht gänzlich theilen lassen, weil an ihnen kein Theil der möglich kleinste ist …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon


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