[ kuh n-tin-yoo-ey-shuh n ]
/ kənˌtɪn yuˈeɪ ʃən /


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.
  1. a supplement to a publication previously issued.
  2. a work published in continuance of a monograph, serial, or series.
British Stock Exchange. contango.


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Origin of continuation

1350–1400; Middle English continuacio(u)n (< Anglo-French) < Latin continuātiōn- (stem of continuātiō). See continuate, -ion

OTHER WORDS FROM continuation

non·con·tin·u·a·tion, nounpro·con·tin·u·a·tion, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for continuation

British Dictionary definitions for continuation

/ (kənˌtɪnjʊˈeɪʃən) /


a part or thing added, esp to a book or play, that serves to continue or extend; sequel
a renewal of an interrupted action, process, etc; resumption
the act or fact of continuing without interruption; prolongation
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