AskDefine | Define perpetuation

Dictionary Definition

perpetuation n : the act of prolonging something; "there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks" [syn: prolongation, protraction, lengthening]

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  1. The act of prolonging existence, of keeping something alive or active.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

continualness, continuance, continuation, continuity, endurance, eternal re-creation, eternal return, eternalization, extension, immortalization, lengthening, maintenance, perseverance, persistence, preservation, progress, progression, prolongation, protraction, pursuance, repetition, run, staying power, steady-state universe, straight course, sustained action, sustenance, uninterrupted course, unremittingness, way
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