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continuation

noun
     
con‧tin‧u‧a‧tion
1 [countable] something that continues or follows something else that has happened before, without a stop or change
continuation of
The present economic policy is a continuation of the earlier one.
2 [uncountable] the continuation of something is the fact that it continues to exist or happen
continuation of
measures to ensure the continuation of food supplies
3 [countable] something that joins something else as if it were part of it
continuation of
The Baltic Sea is a continuation of the North Sea.

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