1) N-VAR: usu with poss The continuation of something is the fact that it continues, rather than stopping.

It's the coalition forces who are to blame for the continuation of the war...

What we'll see in the future is, in fact, a continuation of that trend.

2) N-COUNT: usu sing, N of n Something that is a continuation of something else is closely connected with it or forms part of it.

...since this chapter is a continuation of Chapter 8...

It would just be a continuation of previous visits he has made to Israel.

English dictionary. 2008.


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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 — 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 …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 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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