Definitions for Continuationkənˌtɪn yuˈeɪ ʃən
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word Continuation
the act of continuing an activity without interruption
a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
good continuation, continuation, law of continuation(noun)
a Gestalt principle of organization holding that there is an innate tendency to perceive a line as continuing its established direction
lengthiness, prolongation, continuation, protraction(noun)
the consequence of being lengthened in duration
That act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation.
That which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on; as, the continuation of a story.
Narratology. In a series of works, a sequel that begins at where a previously published work left off.
A representation of an execution state of a program at a certain point in time, which may be used at a later time to resume the execution of the program from that point.
that act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation
that which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on; as, the continuation of a story
Origin: [L. continuatio: cf. F. connuation.]
In computer science and computer programming, a continuation is an abstract representation of the control state of a computer program. A continuation reifies the program control state, i.e. the continuation is a data structure that represents the computational process at a given point in the process' execution; the created data structure can be accessed by the programming language, instead of being hidden in the runtime environment. Continuations are useful for encoding other control mechanisms in programming languages such as exceptions, generators, coroutines, and so on. The "current continuation" or "continuation of the computation step" is the continuation that, from the perspective of running code, would be derived from the current point in a program's execution. The term continuations can also be used to refer to first-class continuations, which are constructs that give a programming language the ability to save the execution state at any point and return to that point at a later point in the program.
Images & Illustrations of Continuation
Translations for Continuation
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
Get even more translations for Continuation »
Find a translation for the Continuation definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these Continuation definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"Continuation." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2015. Web. 28 Nov. 2015. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/Continuation>.