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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·tin·ued p. p. & a. Having extension of time, space, order of events, exertion of energy, etc.; extended; protracted; uninterrupted; also, resumed after interruption; extending through a succession of issues, session, etc.; as, a continued story. Continued woe.” --Jenyns. Continued succession.” --Locke.
 Continued bass Mus., a bass continued through an entire piece of music, while the other parts of the harmony are indicated by figures beneath the bass; the same as thorough bass or figured bass; basso continuo. [It.]
 Continued fever Med., a fever which presents no interruption in its course.
 Continued fraction Math., a fraction whose numerator is 1, and whose denominator is a whole number plus a fraction whose numerator is 1 and whose denominator is a whole number, plus a fraction, and so on.
 Continued proportion Math., a proportion composed of two or more equal ratios, in which the consequent of each preceding ratio is the same with the antecedent of the following one; as, 4 : 8 : 8 : 16 :: 16 : 32.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fig·ured a.
 1. Adorned with figures; marked with figures; as, figured muslin.
 2. Not literal; figurative. [Obs.]
 3. Mus. (a) Free and florid; as, a figured descant. See Figurate, 3. (b) Indicated or noted by figures.
 Figured bass. See Continued bass, under Continued.