continuance

Definitions of continuance
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n the property of enduring or continuing in time

Synonyms:
duration
Type of:
time
the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

n the act of continuing an activity without interruption

Synonyms:
continuation
Antonyms:
discontinuance, discontinuation
the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
Types:
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lengthening, perpetuation, prolongation, protraction
the act of prolonging something
repeating, repetition
the act of doing or performing again
perseverance, perseveration, persistence
the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior
abidance
the act of abiding (enduring without yielding)
prosecution, pursuance
the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
survival
something that survives
custom, usage, usance
accepted or habitual practice
echolalia
(psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)
iteration
doing or saying again; a repeated performance
redundancy
repetition of an act needlessly
reduplication, reiteration
the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof)
copying
an act of copying
action replay, instant replay, replay
the immediate rebroadcast of some action (especially sports action) that has been recorded on videotape
hangover, holdover
something that has survived from the past
renewal
the act of renewing
replication
the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion
Type of:
activity
any specific behavior

n the period of time during which something continues

Synonyms:
duration
Examples:
Regency
the period from 1811-1820 when the Prince of Wales was regent during George III's periods of insanity
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clocking
the time taken to traverse a measured course
longueur
a period of dullness or boredom (especially in a work of literature or performing art)
residence time
the period of time spent in a particular place
span
the complete duration of something
stint, stretch
an unbroken period of time during which you do something
time scale
an arrangement of events used as a measure of duration
note value, time value, value
(music) the relative duration of a musical note
rule
the duration of a monarch's or government's power
attention span
the length of time you can concentrate on some idea or activity
extended time scale, slow time scale
(simulation) the time scale used in data processing when the time-scale factor is greater than one
fast time scale
(simulation) the time scale used in data processing when the time-scale factor is less than one
regency
the period of time during which a regent governs
Type of:
period, period of time, time period
an amount of time

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