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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.
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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
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con•tin•u•ance(kənˈtɪn yu əns)
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]
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|Noun||1.||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"
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)
survival - something that survives
|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"
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
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noun perpetuation, lasting, carrying on, keeping up, endurance, continuation, prolongation The agreement guarantees the continuance of the UN mission.
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continuance[kənˈtɪnjʊəns] N → continuación f
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