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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 that are the first raisers of their houses, are most indulgent towards their children; beholding them as the continuance, not only of their kind, but of their work; and so both children and creatures.
Hence arose those frequent rebellions against the Romans in Spain, France, and Greece, owing to the many principalities there were in these states, of which, as long as the memory of them endured, the Romans always held an insecure possession; but with the power and long continuance of the empire the memory of them passed away, and the Romans then became secure possessors.
Lady Susan had received a line from him by that day's post, informing her that Miss Summers had absolutely refused to allow of Miss Vernon's continuance in her academy; we were therefore prepared for her arrival, and expected them impatiently the whole evening.
The most sanguine advocates for three or four confederacies cannot reasonably suppose that they would long remain exactly on an equal footing in point of strength, even if it was possible to form them so at first; but, admitting that to be practicable, yet what human contrivance can secure the continuance of such equality?
Throughout the continuance of the council, it was split into two fixed and violent parties.
During the continuance of the panic there occurred an instance of feminine heroism that I cannot omit to record.
Hunt gave chase; there was a sharp scamper, though of short continuance.
The middle state is therefore best, as being least liable to those seditions and insurrections which disturb the community; and for the same reason extensive governments are least liable to these inconveniences; for there those in a middle state are very numerous, whereas in small ones it is easy to pass to the two extremes, so as hardly to have any in a medium remaining, but the one half rich, the other poor: and from the same principle it is that democracies are more firmly established and of longer continuance than oligarchies; but even in those when there is a want of a proper number of men of middling fortune, the poor extend their power too far, abuses arise, and the government is soon at an end.
No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
The Judges, both of the supreme and inferior Courts, shall hold their Offices during good behavior, and shall, at stated Times, receive for their Services, a Compensation, which shall not be diminished during their Continuance in Office.
Dashwood, to her daughters' continuance at Norland.
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.