continuity

continuity
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
Unbroken sequence
Nouns
1. continuity, continuum, sequence; round, suite, progression, series, train, [daisy] chain; continuance, continuation, perpetuity; concatenation, scale. See frequency, infinity, durability.
2. course; procession, column; retinue, caravan, cortege, cavalcade, rank and file, line of battle, array; running fire; pedigree, genealogy (see ancestry, posterity); rank, file, line, row, range, string, thread, suite; Möbius strip, endless belt, conveyor belt; colonnade; radiothon, telethon, marathon.
Verbs
1. continue, follow in a series, form a series; fall in; arrange in a series, string together, thread, graduate; tabulate, list, file.
2. (continue doing) keep at, on, or up, carry on or over, keep the ball rolling, stick with, go on. Slang, keep on trucking, fish or cut bait.
Adjectives — continuous, continued; consecutive, progressive, serial, unbroken, linear; in a line, row, or column; uninterrupted, unintermitting, unremitting, endless, incessant, unceasing, ceaseless; perennial, evergreen; constant, chronic, continual, repeated, persistent, repeating, persisting; year-round; wall-to-wall, back-to-back.
Adverbs — continuously, etc.; seriatim; running, step by step, at a stretch; all along, all the time or while, [a]round the clock, at every turn, day and night, 24/7; serially, seriatim, in a line; wall-to-wall, back-to-back, one after the other.
Antonyms, see discontinuance.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The state of being continuous]
Syn. continuousness, connectedness, coherence, perpetuity, prolongation, constancy, continuance, flow, succession, uniting, unity, sequence, continuum, chain, linking, train, progression, dovetailing, connection, smoothness; see also continuation 1 .
Ant. intermittence, dissipation*, desultoriness.
2. [Transitional matter in a radio or television program]
Syn. action, preparation, script, dialogue, cue, announcement, cushion*, drool*, cut*.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
continuance, continuation, persistence, prolongation, protraction, perpetuation, endurance, constancy, extension.
ANT.: interruption, stoppage, intermittence
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Uninterrupted existence or succession: continuance, continuation, continuum, duration, endurance, persistence, persistency. See CONTINUE.

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