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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·tin·u·ance /kənˈtɪnjuən(t)s/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tin·u·ance n.
 1. A holding on, or remaining in a particular state; permanence, as of condition, habits, abode, etc.; perseverance; constancy; duration; stay.
    Great plagues, and of long continuance.   --Deut. xxviii. 59.
    Patient continuance in well-doing.   --Rom. ii. 7.
 2. Uninterrupted succession; continuation; constant renewal; perpetuation; propagation.
    The brute immediately regards his own preservation or the continuance of his species.   --Addison.
 3. A holding together; continuity. [Obs.]
 4. Law (a) The adjournment of the proceedings in a cause from one day, or from one stated term of a court, to another. (b) The entry of such adjournment and the grounds thereof on the record.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the act of continuing an activity without interruption [syn:
            continuation] [ant: discontinuance, discontinuance]
      2: the period of time during which something continues [syn: duration]
      3: the property of enduring or continuing in time [syn: duration]