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Pronunciation:  kun'tinyoouns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the act of continuing an activity without interruption
  2. [n]  the property of enduring or continuing in time
  3. [n]  the period of time during which something continues

CONTINUANCE is a 11 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: continuation, duration
 Antonyms: discontinuance, discontinuation
 See Also: abidance, activity, clocking, lengthening, longueur, note value, period, period of time, perpetuation, perseverance, perseveration, persistence, prolongation, prosecution, protraction, pursuance, repeating, repetition, residence time, rule, span, stint, stretch, time, time period, time scale, time value, value



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*tin"u*ance\, n. [OF. continuance.]
1. A holding on, or remaining in a particular state;
   permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.;
   perseverance; constancy; duration; stay.

         Great plagues, and of long continuance. --Deut.
                                               xxviii. 59.

         Patient continuance in well-doing.    --Rom. ii. 7.

2. Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewal;
   perpetuation; propagation.

         The brute immediately regards his own preservation
         or the continuance of his species.    --Addison.

3. A holding together; continuity. [Obs.] --Bacon.

4. (Law)
   (a) The adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one
       day, or from one stated term of a court, to another.
   (b) The entry of such adjournment and the grounds thereof
       on the record.

Legal Dictionary
 Definition: Postponement of a legal proceeding to a later date.
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