Strategic and tactical capability, pre-approved by management, of an organization to plan for and respond to conditions, situations, and events in order to continue operations at an acceptable predefined level. ASIS Editor’s Note: Continuity, as used in this Standard, is the more general term for operational and business continuity to ensure an organization’s ability to continue operating outside of normal operating conditions. It applies not only to for profit companies, but organizations of all natures, such as non-governmental, public interest, and governmental organizations.

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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
continuity (noun)
a) uninterrupted connection, succession, or union
b) uninterrupted duration or especially without essential change - continuation
something that has, exhibits, or provides continuity as
a) a script or scenario in the performing arts
b) transitional spoken or musical matter especially for a radio or television program
c) the story and dialogue of a comic strip
the property of being mathematically - continuous
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
continuity (noun)
uninterrupted or lasting existence
abidance, ceaselessness, continuance, continuity, continuousness, durability, duration, endurance, persistence, subsistence
drawing out, elongation, extension, lengthening, prolongation, prolonging, stretching; enduringness, permanence; survival
abridgment ( abridgement), curtailment, cutback, shortening
cessation, close, discontinuance, discontinuity, end, ending, expiration, finish, stoppage, surcease, termination
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