Etymology
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perpetuation (n.)

"prolongation, permanent continuation; act of preserving through an endless existence," late 14c., perpetuacioun, from Medieval Latin perpetuationem (nominative perpetuatio), noun of action from past-participle stem of Latin perpetuare "to make perpetual," from perpetuus "continuous, universal" (see perpetual).

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Definitions of perpetuation

perpetuation (n.)
the act of prolonging something;
Synonyms: prolongation / protraction / lengthening
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