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CONTINUATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does continuation mean? 

CONTINUATION (noun)
  The noun CONTINUATION has 4 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: CONTINUATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CONTINUATION (noun)


Sense 1continuation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of continuing an activity without interruption

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

continuance; continuation

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

activity (any specific behavior)

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

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:

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


Sense 2continuation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

continuation; sequel

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

addendum; postscript; supplement (textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end)


Sense 3continuation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

good continuation; law of continuation; continuation

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

Gestalt law of organization; Gestalt principle of organization (a principle of Gestalt psychology that identifies factors leading to particular forms of perceptual organization)


Sense 4continuation [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The consequence of being lengthened in duration

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

protraction; lengthiness; prolongation; continuation

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

duration; length (continuance in time)


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