Definition of continuation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//kənˌtɪnjuˈeɪʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//kənˌtɪnjuˈeɪʃn//
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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 programme. The years 2000–01 saw the continuation of the university’s planned expansion. 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 bypass next year.
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: via Old French from Latin continuatio(n-), from continuare ‘continue’, from continuus ‘uninterrupted’, from continere ‘hang together’ (from con- ‘together with’ + tenere ‘hold’).
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