The act of being continued
prolongation, continuance, continuing, persistence, perpetuation, protraction, propagation, succession, line, carrying on, perseverance, extension in time, extension in space, continuity, carry-over, production, increase, augmenting, going on, maintenance, maintaining, endurance, enduring, sustenance, sustaining, self-perpetuation, survival, preservation, furtherance, ratification, sanctioning, follow-through; see also persistence, sequence 1.
Antonyms cessation, end*, termination.
The act of being resumed
return, resumption, resuming, renewal, recommencement, reinitiation, recurrence, restoring, reoccurrence, restoration, revival, reappearance, reopening, recapitulation, reorganization, reestablishment, reinstitution, reiteration, repetition, iteration, duplication, reduplication, repeating, reinstatement, recrudescence, new start, fresh start; see also renewal.
Antonyms pause*, wait, delay.
Whatever serves to continue
supplement, new chapter, sequel, installment, postscript, epilogue, addition, peroration, wake, postlude, appendix, revision, correction, emendation, complement, succession, new version, extension, augmentation, follow-up, afterthought, spinoff; see also addition 2, increase 1.