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continuation

con·tin·u·a·tion

continuation

 
 
pronunciation:
kn tIn yu eI shn
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of continuing.
antonyms:
cessation, discontinuance, stop, stoppage, termination
similar words:
extension
definition 2: the state of being continued.
antonyms:
discontinuance, stop, stoppage
similar words:
extension
definition 3: an extension.
The continuation of the subway line will be complete next spring.
similar words:
extension
definition 4: a resumption after having been interrupted.
antonyms:
discontinuance
Word Parts
The word continuation contains the following part:
-ation Latin noun-forming suffix that means the act, process, or result of
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The suffix -ation is a compound of -ate1 + -ion. It turns verbs ending in -ate into nouns (decorate/ decoration ). Not all nouns with this suffix, however, have a corresponding verb ending in -ate (information , alteration ).