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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.

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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.

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