continuance


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con·tin·u·ance

 (kən-tĭn′yo͞o-əns)
n.
1. The act or fact of continuing: the continuance of bad weather.
2. The time during which something exists or lasts; duration: His continuance in office was brief.
3. A continuation or sequel: This show is a continuance of last year's series.
4. Law Postponement or adjournment to a future date.

continuance

(kənˈtɪnjʊəns)
n
1. the act or state of continuing
2. the duration of an action, condition, etc
3. (Law) US the postponement or adjournment of a legal proceeding

con•tin•u•ance

(kənˈtɪn yu əns)

n.
1. a remaining in the same place, condition, etc.
3. adjournment of a legal proceeding to a future day.
[1325–75; Middle English < Anglo-French]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.continuance - the act of continuing an activity without interruption
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
lengthening, perpetuation, prolongation, protraction - the act of prolonging something; "there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks"
repeating, repetition - the act of doing or performing again
perseverance, perseveration, persistence - the act of persisting or persevering; continuing or repeating behavior; "his perseveration continued to the point where it was no longer appropriate"
abidance - the act of abiding (enduring without yielding)
pursuance, prosecution - the continuance of something begun with a view to its completion
survival - something that survives
discontinuance, discontinuation - the act of discontinuing or breaking off; an interruption (temporary or permanent)
2.continuance - the period of time during which something continues
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
clocking - the time taken to traverse a measured course; "it was a world record clocking"
longueur - a period of dullness or boredom (especially in a work of literature or performing art)
residence time - the period of time spent in a particular place
span - the complete duration of something; "the job was finished in the span of an hour"
stint, stretch - an unbroken period of time during which you do something; "there were stretches of boredom"; "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"
time scale - an arrangement of events used as a measure of duration; "on the geological time scale mankind has existed but for a brief moment"
note value, time value, value - (music) the relative duration of a musical note
rule - the duration of a monarch's or government's power; "during the rule of Elizabeth"
3.continuance - the property of enduring or continuing in time
time - the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

continuance

noun perpetuation, lasting, carrying on, keeping up, endurance, continuation, prolongation The agreement guarantees the continuance of the UN mission.

continuance

noun
Uninterrupted existence or succession:
Translations

continuance

[kənˈtɪnjʊəns] Ncontinuación f

continuance

[kənˈtɪnjʊəns] n
[situation] → continuation f
[species] → continuité f

continuance

n
(= duration)Dauer f

continuance

[kənˈtɪnjʊəns] n (continuation) → continuazione f; (duration) → durata
References in classic literature ?
They then retired within the walls, and first offering up their thanksgivings for past mercies, and petitioning for a continuance of the Divine favor throughout the coming night, they laid their tender forms on the fragrant couch, and in spite of recollections and forebodings, soon sank into those slumbers which nature so imperiously demanded, and which were sweetened by hopes for the morrow.
It was but of brief continuance, however; soon leaving him in a quiescent, and, to judge by his countenance, not an uncomfortable state.
The accidents of my life have often afforded me this advantage, but never with more fulness and variety than during my continuance in office.
They do not give the slaves this time because they would not like to have their work during its continuance, but because they know it would be unsafe to deprive them of it.
It was on the weddingday of this beloved friend that Emma first sat in mournful thought of any continuance.
A continuance in a place where everything reminded her of former delight, was exactly what suited her mind.
When she entered the turret-chamber, her first duty was to return thanks to the God of Jacob for the protection which he had afforded her, and to implore its continuance for her and for her father.
The sum of his discourse was to this effect: "That about forty years ago, certain persons went up to Laputa, either upon business or diversion, and, after five months continuance, came back with a very little smattering in mathematics, but full of volatile spirits acquired in that airy region: that these persons, upon their return, began to dislike the management of every thing below, and fell into schemes of putting all arts, sciences, languages, and mechanics, upon a new foot.
We have to resume it where we had left off, and there steals over us a terrible sense of the necessity for the continuance of energy in the same wearisome round of stereotyped habits, or a wild longing, it may be, that our eyelids might open some morning upon a world that had been refashioned anew in the darkness for our pleasure, a world in which things would have fresh shapes and colours, and be changed, or have other secrets, a world in which the past would have little or no place, or survive, at any rate, in no conscious form of obligation or regret, the remembrance even of joy having its bitterness and the memories of pleasure their pain.
But the intendant declared that he wished for nothing except the continuance of his Highness's favour, and prostrating himself once more, he retired from the Sultan's presence.
They who promote the idea of substituting a number of distinct confederacies in the room of the plan of the convention, seem clearly to foresee that the rejection of it would put the continuance of the Union in the utmost jeopardy.
The President of the United States is impeachable at any time during his continuance in office.