a. The act or fact of going on or persisting: the continuation of the war.
b. The state of continuing in the same condition, capacity, or place: the mayor's continuation in office.
2. An extension by which something is carried to a further point: The sequel was a continuation of the story that had been established in the first book of the series.
3. The act or fact of beginning again after stopping; resumption: the continuation of the game after a rain delay.
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