Simple Definition of duration
: the length of time that something exists or lasts
Full Definition of duration
1 : continuance in time
2 : the time during which something exists or lasts
Examples of duration in a sentence
You should gradually increase the duration of your workout.
<for the whole duration of the speech the bored audience fidgeted>
First Known Use of duration
Rhymes with duration
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DURATION Defined for Kids
Definition of duration for Students
: the time during which something exists or lasts <The illness is of short duration.>
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