Tenders said "If you are looking for continuity (ie whether or not a wire is broken or poorly connected), you are to measure "ohms" or "continuity," and the meter should beep or read very high when the two probes are connected to a wire (or to each other) that is a continuous circuit. In that mode, the meter is giving you units of conductivity, not volts."
Ohms are a measure of resistance, not conductivity. If the probes are connected to a continuous wire (or to each other) the meter reading should be more or less zero, not very high. Or are we somehow talking at cross purposes?
Cheers - Jim.