tain,ten,tin＝to hold,to keep（安静）
/,kɒntɪ'nju:ətɪ; [US] -'nu:-; ,kɑntə`nuətɪ/
1 state of being continuous 继续; 连续
*We must ensure continuity of fuel supplies. 我们应该确保燃料供给不中断.
2 logical connection between parts of a sequence 连续性; 持续性
*This article lacks continuity; the writer keeps jumping from one subject to another. 这篇文章缺乏连贯性, 作者一味东拉西扯, 格局无章.
3 (cinema or TV 影或视) correct sequence of action in a film, etc （电影等各场景的）串联, 衔接
*Continuity is ensured by using the same props in successive scenes. 在连续的场景中使用同样的道具以确保前後衔接.
* [attrib 作定语] a conti`nuity girl, ie one who makes sure the correct sequence is kept 女场记员（负责各场的顺序衔接正确无误者）.
4 (broadcasting 播) connecting comments,announcements, etc made between broadcasts （广播节目之间主持人的）串联词、说明词等
*[attrib 作定语] a continuity announcer 插白广播员.
the state of continuing for a period of time, without problems, interruptions, or changes
We should ensure continuity of care between hospital and home.
technical the organization of a film or television programme to make it seem that the action happens without pauses or interruptions
1. But divorce destroys the stability, security, and continuity that children need: it results in poverty for many women and children; it damages the natural link between father and children and replaces it with one of regulated, arranged visits; 但是离婚摧毁了孩子所需要的稳定感、安全感、整体感，造成了很多妇女儿童的贫困，破坏了父亲与子女间的自然联系，代之以人为安排的定期探视。