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CONTINUANCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does continuance mean? 

CONTINUANCE (noun)
  The noun CONTINUANCE has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CONTINUANCE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTINUANCE (noun)


Sense 1continuance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of continuing an activity without interruption

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

continuance; continuation

Hypernyms ("continuance" is a kind of...):

activity (any specific behavior)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "continuance"):

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)

Antonym:

discontinuance (the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent))


Sense 2continuance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The period of time during which something continues

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

duration; continuance

Hypernyms ("continuance" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "continuance"):

note value; time value; value ((music) the relative duration of a musical note)

time scale (an arrangement of events used as a measure of duration)

stint; stretch (an unbroken period of time during which you do something)

span (the complete duration of something)

residence time (the period of time spent in a particular place)

longueur (a period of dullness or boredom (especially in a work of literature or performing art))

clocking (the time taken to traverse a measured course)

rule (the duration of a monarch's or government's power)


Sense 3continuance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of enduring or continuing in time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

duration; continuance

Hypernyms ("continuance" is a kind of...):

time (the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past)


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