What does Continuation mean?

Definitions for Continuationkənˌtɪn yuˈeɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Continuation.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. continuance, continuation(noun)

    the act of continuing an activity without interruption

  2. sequel, continuation(noun)

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

  3. 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

  4. lengthiness, prolongation, continuation, protraction(noun)

    the consequence of being lengthened in duration


  1. continuation(Noun)

    That act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation.

  2. continuation(Noun)

    That which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on; as, the continuation of a story.

  3. continuation(Noun)

    Narratology. In a series of works, a sequel that begins at where a previously published work left off.

  4. continuation(Noun)

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Continuation(noun)

    that act or state of continuing; the state of being continued; uninterrupted extension or succession; prolongation; propagation

  2. Continuation(noun)

    that which extends, increases, supplements, or carries on; as, the continuation of a story

  3. Origin: [L. continuatio: cf. F. connuation.]


  1. Continuation

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Continuation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Continuation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. William Adams:

    Faith is a continuation of reason.

  2. Laura Sheehan:

    We would hope to see a continuation.

  3. Patrick Keon:

    We've seen a continuation of some recent trends.

  4. Carl Von Clausewitz, quoted by Gene Hackman in "Crimson Tide":

    War is a continuation of politics by other means.

  5. Zhou En Lai:

    Diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means.

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