Definition of duration
1 : continuance in time gradually increase the duration of your workout
2 : the time during which something exists or lasts were there for the duration of the concert
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
Origin and Etymology of duration
First Known Use: 14th century
DURATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of duration for English Language Learners
: the length of time that something exists or lasts
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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