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duration

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noun du·ra·tion \du̇-ˈrā-shən also dyu̇-\

Simple Definition of duration

  • : the length of time that something exists or lasts

Full Definition of duration

  1. 1 :  continuance in time

  2. 2 :  the time during which something exists or lasts

Examples of duration

  1. You should gradually increase the duration of your workout.

  2. <for the whole duration of the speech the bored audience fidgeted>



14th Century

First Known Use of duration

14th century



DURATION Defined for Kids

duration

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noun du·ra·tion \du̇-ˈrā-shən, dyu̇-\

Definition of duration

  1. :  the time during which something exists or lasts <The illness is of short duration.>





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