duration


duration

noun

Definition of DURATION

1
the period during which something exists, lasts, or is in progress <for the whole duration of the speech the bored audience fidgeted>
2
uninterrupted or lasting existence <scientists warning that the very duration of our civilization depends upon finding a solution to this major environmental problem>
Near Antonyms abridgment (or abridgement), curtailment, cutback, shortening

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