continuity noun

ADJ. greater | remarkable | unbroken After twelve or thirteen centuries of unbroken continuity the landscape was being changed out of all recognition. | underlying | historical, narrative

VERB + CONTINUITY need | ensure, give sb/sth, maintain, provide (sb/sth with), secure More liaison between the old manager and the new one should ensure greater continuity. | break The author deliberately breaks the narrative continuity in order to confound the reader's expectations.

PREP. ~ between There is often a lack of continuity between one government and the next. | ~ in historical continuity in the feminist movement

PHRASES a lack of continuity, a need for continuity the need for continuity of employment | a sense of continuity giving children a sense of continuity