Definition of perpetuation in US English:

perpetuation

noun

  • The continuation or preservation of a situation, idea, etc.

    ‘we criticized the perpetuation of racial stereotypes’
    ‘perpetuation of the species is our purpose’
    • ‘By forming our emotional constitution in particular ways, our society helps to ensure its own perpetuation.’
    • ‘Most of all, I am concerned about a perpetuation of unsavoury sales practices.’
    • ‘The Australian competition was largely responsible for the perpetuation of gumleaf playing in the second half of the 20th century.’
    • ‘The goal should be a slower and more balanced economy, not the perpetuation of the bubble.’
    • ‘Indeed, Machiavelli did hold the view that the perpetuation of the state was more important than the life of the individual.’
    • ‘Apparently, they're willing to accept the fact that their organizations are built for perpetuation rather for than innovation.’
    • ‘Does this make us unwittingly collusive in the perpetuation of wealth inequity?’
    • ‘In companies with a great brand, like Dell or Starbucks, everyone is a citizen participating in the perpetuation of the brand.’
    • ‘Demigods remain above such suffering, often contributing to the perpetuation of suffering.’
    • ‘The perpetuation of her lineage informs her decisions in both centuries.’

Pronunciation

perpetuation

/pərˌpeCHəˈwāSH(ə)n//pərˌpɛtʃəˈweɪʃ(ə)n/