from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or fact of continuing.
- n. The time during which something exists or lasts; duration.
- n. A continuation or sequel.
- n. Law Postponement or adjournment to a future date.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The action of continuing.
- n. (law) An order issued by a court granting a postponement of a legal proceeding for a set period.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A holding on, or remaining in a particular state; permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.; perseverance; constancy; duration; stay.
- n. Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewal; perpetuation; propagation.
- n. A holding together; continuity.
- n. The adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one day, or from one stated term of a court, to another.
- n. The entry of such adjournment and the grounds thereof on the record.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A holding on, remaining, or abiding in a particular state, or in a course or series; permanence, as of habits, condition, or abode; a state of lasting; continuation; constancy; perseverance; duration.
- n. Uninterrupted succession or continuation; indefinite prolongation; perpetuation.
- n. Progression of time.
- n. In law: The deferring of a trial or hearing, or the fixing of a future day for the parties to a suit to appear or to be heard. Specifically— In the United States, the deferring of a trial or suit from one stated term of the court to another.
- n. Continuity; resistance to a separation of parts; a holding together; ductility.
- n. Synonyms and Continuity, etc. See continuation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of continuing an activity without interruption
- n. the property of enduring or continuing in time
- n. the period of time during which something continues
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