- a keeping up or going on without interruption; continued and unbroken existence or action
- a taking up or beginning again after an interruption; resumption
- a part or thing added to make something reach further or last longer; extension, supplement, sequel, etc.
Origin of continuationMiddle English continuacioun from Old French continuation from Classical Latin continuatio from past participle of continuere: see continue
- a. The act or fact of going on or persisting: the continuation of the war.b. The state of continuing in the same condition, capacity, or place: the mayor's continuation in office.
- An extension by which something is carried to a further point: The sequel was a continuation of the story that had been established in the first book of the series.
- The act or fact of beginning again after stopping; resumption: the continuation of the game after a rain delay.
- The act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation.
- That which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on.
- the continuation of a story
- The series' continuation was commercially if not artistically successful.
- (computing) 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.
- (basketball) 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 Old French continuation, from Latin continuatio.