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Definition of continuation noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[uncountable, singular] an act or the state of continuing They are anxious to ensure the continuation of the economic reform program. continuation in something This year saw a continuation in the upward trend in sales.
  2. 2[countable] something that continues or follows something else Her new book is a continuation of her autobiography.
  3. 3[countable] something that is joined on to something else and forms a part of it There are plans to build a continuation of the by-pass next year.
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