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PURSUANCE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does pursuance mean? 

PURSUANCE (noun)
  The noun PURSUANCE has 2 senses:

1. a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria
2. the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion

  Familiarity information: PURSUANCE used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PURSUANCE (noun)


Sense 1pursuance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

pursuance; quest; pursuit

Context examples:

the pursuit of love / life is more than the pursuance of fame / a quest for wealth

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

search (the examination of alternative hypotheses)

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

wild-goose chase (the fruitless pursuit of something unattainable)


Sense 2pursuance [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The continuance of something begun with a view to its completion

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

pursuance; prosecution

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

continuance; continuation (the act of continuing an activity without interruption)


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