How to abbreviate “continued”

Are you sure, you are abbreviating “continued” the right way?

Short answer: cont’d

Long answer… see below…

Many say it’s cont and others it’s cont’d. A few say there’s no correct abbreviation for continued. In my dictionary the correct abbreviation is cont’d. Then I looked online and Merriam Webster dictionary says the correct abbreviation for continued is cont’d.

Then I tried searching the dictionary with the word cont. The words that came on the lists are the words that have a prefix of cont. And I tried searching also the word cont’d, it says that it’s the definition of a word continued. That would only mean that the word cont’d means the abbreviation of the word continued. Thank you… and good night.