duration

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

Definition of duration

  1. 1 :  continuance in time gradually increase the duration of your workout

  2. 2 :  the time during which something exists or lasts were there for the duration of the concert

Examples of duration in a Sentence

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of duration

see durance



DURATION Defined for English Language Learners

duration

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noun

Definition of duration for English Language Learners

  • : the length of time that something exists or lasts


DURATION Defined for Kids

duration

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noun du·ra·tion \du̇-ˈrā-shən, dyu̇-\

Definition of duration for Students

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



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