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Meaning of “continuity” in the English Dictionary

"continuity" in British English

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continuitynoun [U]

uk   /ˌkɒn.tɪˈnjuː.ɪ.ti/  us   /ˌkɑːn.tənˈuː.ə.t̬i/
C2 the ​fact of something ​continuing for a ​longperiod of ​time without being ​changed or ​stopped: There has been no continuity in that ​class - they've had six different ​teachers. specialized theatre & film the way in which different ​parts of a ​film or ​televisionprogramme are ​joined together so that the ​actionhappens without any ​pause or ​change
(Definition of continuity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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continuitynoun [U]

 us   /ˌkɑn·tənˈu·ɪ·t̬i/
the ​state of ​continuing over ​time, esp. without ​change or ​interruption: He ​argued that the ​countryneeded to ​maintain some continuity in ​foreignpolicy.
(Definition of continuity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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