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CONTINUED, participle passive

1. Drawn out; protracted; produced; extended in length; extended without interruption.

2. adjective Extended in time without intermission; proceeding without cessation; unceasing; as a continued fever, which abates but never entirely intermits. A continued base is performed through the whole piece.

CONTINUED proportion, in arithmetic, is where the consequent of the first ratio is the same with the antecedent of the second, as 4 :8 ::8 :16, in contradistinction from discrete proportion.