Definitions of continuance
  1. noun
    the property of enduring or continuing in time
    synonyms: duration
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    the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past
  2. noun
    the act of continuing an activity without interruption
    synonyms: continuation
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    discontinuance, discontinuation
    the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
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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
    the act of abiding (enduring without yielding)
    prosecution, pursuance
    the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
    something that survives
    custom, usage, usance
    accepted or habitual practice
    (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)
    doing or saying again; a repeated performance
    repetition of an act needlessly
    reduplication, reiteration
    the act of repeating over and again (or an instance thereof)
    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
    the act of renewing
    the repetition of an experiment in order to test the validity of its conclusion
    the repetition or resumption of some action
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    any specific behavior
  3. noun
    the period of time during which something continues
    synonyms: duration
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    the time taken to traverse a measured course
    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
    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
    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
    the period of time during which a regent governs
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    period, period of time, time period
    an amount of time
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