- the act or state of continuing; the state of being continued.
- extension or carrying on to a further point: to request the continuation of a loan.
- something that continues some preceding thing by being of the same kind or having a similar content: Today's weather will be a continuation of yesterday's.
- Library Science.
- a supplement to a publication previously issued.
- a work published in continuance of a monograph, serial, or series.
- British Stock Exchange. contango.
Origin of continuation
Related Words for continuationcontinuity, continuance, preservation, extension, perpetuation, assiduity, prolongation, protraction, propagation, endurance, sequel, sustenance, increase, postscript, supplement, furtherance, succession, duration, tenacity, line
Examples from the Web for continuation
Contemporary Examples of continuation
Were there ever plans for a sequel to Scissorhands, or a continuation of that story?Tim Burton Talks ‘Big Eyes,’ His Taste For the Macabre, and the ‘Beetlejuice’ Sequel
December 17, 2014
This obsession with food choice often leads people to cut out the wrong ones, proliferating the continuation of new diets.The Gluten-Free Diet Has Two Faces
May 6, 2014
The eight compositions on display at the Sears-Peyton Gallery are a continuation of a body of work.In ‘Lost at Sea’ Exhibition, Celia Gerard’s Sculpture Turns to Drawing
January 11, 2014
But will future systems see the continuation of the online pass?An Obituary For the Online Pass: Why You Can’t Charge Us Extra For Used Video Games
November 5, 2013
Going forward, Republicans are hoping they can use the continuation of sequestration as leverage in future budget showdowns.House Republicans Throw In the Towel
October 16, 2013
Historical Examples of continuation
It is not serious exactly—it is merely, as it were, a continuation of the confession.In a Steamer Chair and Other Stories
Apparently it went straight on up and was a continuation of that lower pit.Two Thousand Miles Below
Charles Willard Diffin
It was a narrow apartment, and seemed as if it were the continuation of the corridor.L'Assommoir
And her two daughters-in-law seemed like a continuation of herself.Fruitfulness
The Philebus, like the Cratylus, is supposed to be the continuation of a previous discussion.Philebus
Word Origin and History for continuation
late 14c., from Old French continuation (13c.), or directly from Latin continuationem (nominative continuatio), noun of action from continuat-, past participle stem of continuare (see continue).