n. A holding on, remaining, or abiding in a particular state, or in a course or series; permanence, as of habits, condition, or abode; a state of lasting; continuation; constancy; perseverance; duration.n. Uninterrupted succession or continuation; indefinite prolongation; perpetuation.n. Progression of time.n. In law: The deferring of a trial or hearing, or the fixing of a future day for the parties to a suit to appear or to be heard. Specifically— In the United States, the deferring of a trial or suit from one stated term of the court to another.n. Continuity; resistance to a separation of parts; a holding together; ductility.n. Synonyms and Continuity, etc. See continuation.