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 for continuations
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  continuation passing style
  continuation
  continuations
  
      (CPS) A style of programming in which every user
     function f takes an extra argument c known as a "continuation".
     Whenever f would normally return a result r to its caller, it
     instead returns the result of applying the continuation to r.  The
     continuation thus represents the whole of the rest of the
     computation.  Some examples:
  
      normal (direct style)		continuation passing style
  
      square x = x * x			square x k = k (x * x)
  
      g (square 23)				square 23 g
  
      (square 3) + 1				square 3 ( \ s . s + 1 )
  
     (1995-04-04)
  

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