Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The act or fact of continuing.
  • n. The state of being continued.
  • n. An extension by which something is carried to a further point.
  • n. A resumption after an interruption. See Usage Note at continuance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation.
  • n. That which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on.
  • n. A representation of an execution state of a program at a certain point in time, which may be used at a later time to resume the execution of the program from that point.
  • n. A successful shot that, despite a foul, is made with a single continuous motion beginning before the foul, and that is therefore valid in certain forms of basketball.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. That act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation.
  • n. That which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act or fact of continuing or prolonging; extension of existence in a lino or series.
  • n. Extension or carrying on to a further point; the thing continued: as, the continuation of a story.
  • n. Extension in space; a carrying on in length; prolongation: as, the continuation of a line in surveying.
  • n. In mathematics, a process in fluxions equivalent to integration by parts.
  • n. plural Trousers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
  • n. the act of continuing an activity without interruption
  • n. a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive a line as continuing its established direction
  • n. the consequence of being lengthened in duration

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Examples

  • Offering the Republican response, California Rep. Kevin McCarthy criticized what he called the continuation of a "stimulation strategy that's led to more debt and fewer jobs."

    Obama to Step Up Pressure on Jobs Plan

  • He says extending the American training effort into the next presidency would require the deployment of tens of thousands of our troops, which he calls a continuation of the occupation of Iraq.

    CNN Transcript Jan 2, 2008

  • President Obama accused Iran's leaders of hypocrisy for first encouraging the protests in Egypt, which they described as a continuation of Iran's own revolution, and then cracking down on Iranians who used the pretext to come out on the streets.

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  • "Israel has three options," Erekat said, a two-state solution, a single state including Jews and Palestinians, or what he called a continuation of Israel's "racism" and "apartheid system" in the West Bank where Arabs and Christians can't use roads reserved only for Israelis.

    JPost.com - Front Page

  • Jews and Palestinians, or what he called a continuation of Israel's racism and apartheid system in the West Bank where Arabs and Christians can't use roads reserved only for

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  • •Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade, the NBA's second-leading scorer, has been an energetic, defensive terror, averaging 2.1 steals and 1.4 blocked shots in continuation of the emphasis on defense he practiced in Beijing.

    Olympians ringing true to star form

  • Writing a summary of facts (see the story of the Harry Potter Lexicon debacle) or writing a continuation is derivative and therefore illegal without permission.

    Twilight Lexicon » Whose Characters Are They Anyway?

  • Walton, in continuation table of contents/novel texts/

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  • Walton, in continuation table of contents/novel texts

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  • Zooey, in continuation with last nights discussion …

    Think Progress » McCain seen mouthing ‘blame it on Bush’ when Obama outlines the problems he inherited.

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