• WordNet 3.6
    • n continuation the act of continuing an activity without interruption
    • n continuation the consequence of being lengthened in duration
    • n continuation a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive a line as continuing its established direction
    • n continuation a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Wood frogs can be frozen solid and then thawed, and continue living. They use the glucose in their body to protect their vital organs while they are in a frozen state
    • Continuation That act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation. "Preventing the continuation of the royal line."
    • Continuation That which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on; as, the continuation of a story. "My continuation of the version of Statius."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The longest bout of sneezing recorded was by Donna Griffith. It began in January 13 1981 and continued until September 16 1983 and lasted for 978 days
    • n continuation The act or fact of continuing or prolonging; extension of existence in a lino or series.
    • n continuation Extension or carrying on to a further point; the thing continued: as, the continuation of a story.
    • n continuation Extension in space; a carrying on in length; prolongation: as, the continuation of a line in surveying.
    • n continuation In mathematics, a process in fluxions equivalent to integration by parts.
    • n continuation plural Trousers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Born on November 2, 1718, British politician, John Montagu, the 4th Earl of Sandwich, is credited with naming the 'sandwich.' He developed a habit of eating beef between slice of toast so he could continue to play cards uninterrupted.
    • ns Continuation constant succession: extension
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  • Heraclitus
    “You cannot step twice into the same river, for other waters are continually flowing on.”
  • Charles H. Parkhurst
    Charles H. Parkhurst
    “Character is the impulse reined down into steady continuance.”
  • Plutarch
    “Character is simply habit long continued.”
  • Robert Moses
    Robert Moses
    “He continued to be an infant long after he ceased to be a prodigy.”
  • Francis Bacon
    “A good conscience is a continual feast.”
  • Nora Ephron
    Nora Ephron
    “I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. continuatio,: cf. F. connuation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. continuārecontinuus, joined, connected, from continēre.


In literature:

From the 5th to the 10th of July, we had continued stormy and cold weather, with a heavy sea, and great rolling of the ship.
"A Woman's Journey Round the World" by Ida Pfeiffer
The second winter passed much as the first, and as soon as spring arrived sledging was continued.
"The Worst Journey in the World, Volumes 1 and 2" by Apsley Cherry-Garrard
We continued here till Friday the 15th, and during all that time had one continued storm, with impenetrable fogs, and incessant rain.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 12" by Robert Kerr
The wind continued contrary all this day and the night following.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 13" by Robert Kerr
Continuation of the Solemnity the next Day; Conjectures about the Nature of it.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. 15 (of 18)" by Robert Kerr
What if the animal kingdom is continually blossoming in ever higher forms?
"The Whence and the Whither of Man" by John Mason Tyler
Areca parva continues, Pentaptera, and Fici continue.
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
His reign continued thirty-two years.
"The Empire of Russia" by John S. C. Abbott
We continued running to the southward keeping in soundings.
"A Voyage to the South Sea" by William Bligh
Continuation of Transactions in the Harbour of St Peter and St Paul.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 17" by Robert Kerr

In poetry:

THAT her sweet babe might be induced to eat,
So meant the bird of Fred'rick to intreat;
Her boy was heard continually to cry,
Unless he had the falcon, he should die.
"The Falcon" by Jean de La Fontaine
The greevous ill, by Death that cured is,
Continually hath remedy at hand:
But not that torment that is like to this,
That in slow time, and Fortunes meanes dooth stand.
"The Sheepheard Sylvanus His Song" by Bartholomew Young
Vilely, continuously, stupidly,
Time takes me, drills me, drives through bone and vein,
So water bends the seaweeds in the sea,
The tide goes over, but the weeds remain.
"Out Of Time" by Kenneth Slessor
The ancient traveler is going, I suppose,
Above the gulf on bending footway's planks,
The snow ball continues in its growth,
And great eternity on clocks of stone strikes.
"To M.L. Lozinsky" by Osip Emilevich Mandelstam
Then pressing where this beauteous troupe did stand,
They all receiued her most willingly,
And vnto her the Lady gaue her hand,
That shee should keepe with them continually,
"The Authors Dreame To The Ladie Marie" by Aemilia Lanyer
No stir was in her life—the happy days,
Like great white clouds within a summer sky,
Crept slowly on, and left continual praise
In her sweet heart, and peace that could not die.
"Bertha" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Rock guitarist Tom Morello will be both an honoree and performer at a fundraiser for the Center for the Study of Political Graphics, continuing a trend of arts groups allying with pop stars for their galas and awards events.
Viacom continues to take its networks to new international markets.
UA men's soccer roster continues to evolve.
Has said the aftershocks could continue for months.
The flood threat has been exacerbated by waves formed by aftershocks and continued heavy rain in the mountains upstream, the report said, citing unnamed officials monitoring the situation.
The struggle continues for America Posted Friday, November 9, at 10:14 PM.
Bolles School Sharks Continues Record-Setting Streak With National Age Group Mark.
Two recent reports offer evidence that consumers are continuing to shift their buying online.
US Rep Gabrielle Giffords, targeted in last week's Arizona shooting, continues to improve.
In 1998, based on accumulated evidence of a continuing pattern of racial profiling , as many as 18 plaintiffs joined in a suit against the MSP alleging many troopers were continuing to engage in racial profiling .
Though the writers' strike continues and the networks and industry professionals continue to feel the sting, there is still some good news coming out of Tinseltown.
The Webster Theater has a long and continuous history in Webster City and the new owner are looking to continue that tradition.
The drug industry dialed back its continuing medical education (CME) grant-giving in 2011, continuing a negative trend.
As the upper elevations continue to get pounded, the immediate forecast shows promise of continued snowfall .
The key to continuous quality improvement is to ensure that the organization's culture and procedures are focused on continually reducing and controlling variability in its operational processes.

In science:

We now define fα , Nα , βα by induction on α < ω1 such that: γα ∈ [α, ω1 ) is increasing continuous with α, fα is a ≤K -embedding of Mα into Nα ∈ Kℵ0 , Nα is ≤K -increasing continuous, fα is increasing and continuous, and for β < α, Nβ+1 is (Dγβ +1 (Nβ ), ℵ0 )∗ -homogeneous.
Abstract elementary classes near aleph_1
It is a right-continuous flow by the facts that the flow FL is right-continuous and σ(t) is a right-continuous function of t.
On the Limit Law of a Random Walk Conditioned to Reach a High Level
Continuous first order logic, recently introduced by Ita¨ı Ben-Yaacov and the author in [BU], allows one to study classes of metric spaces (maybe equipped with continuous extra-structure, e.g. a collection of uniformly continuous functions from the spaces to R) from model theoretic point of view.
Generic separable metric structures
Regarding the initial condition α(ω , 0), we note that, if |α(ω , 0)| ≤ 1 for ω real, if the continuation α(ω , 0) is analytic everywhere in the lower half ω -plane, and if the continuation satisfies |α(ω , 0)| → 0 as ωi → −∞, then the continuation satisfies |α(ω , 0)| < 1 everywhere in the lower half complex ω -plane.
Low Dimensional Behavior of Large Systems of Globally Coupled Oscillators
Continuity in quantum mechanics is radically different: all eigenkets of the position operator are orthogonal to each other and they are all equally ”distant”, so requiring the evolution to be continuous does not mean that the value of a particular observable evolves continuously.
The Schroedinger equation as the time evolution of a deterministic and reversible process