continuation

Primary Meanings of continuation

1.
n
the act of continuing an activity without interruption
2.
n
the consequence of being lengthened in duration
3.
n
a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
4.
n
a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive a line as continuing its established direction
Full Definitions of continuation
1

n the act of continuing an activity without interruption

Synonyms:
continuance
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
2

n the consequence of being lengthened in duration

Synonyms:
lengthiness, prolongation, protraction
Types:
fermata
(music) a prolongation of unspecified length on a note or chord or rest
Type of:
duration, length
continuance in time
3

n a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it

Synonyms:
sequel
Type of:
addendum, postscript, supplement
textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
4

n a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive a line as continuing its established direction

Synonyms:
good continuation, law of continuation
Type of:
Gestalt law of organization, Gestalt principle of organization
a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization