running time


Definition of running time

: the duration of a motion picture, a theatrical performance, or a recording

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His movement is immaculate, his run timed to absolute perfection., "Yemen International Defies Physics With Insane Overhead Kick Against Saudi Arabia," 11 Sep. 2019 And, for most of its nearly two-hour running time, that’s OK. Hau Chu, Twin Cities, "‘Killerman’ is a crime thriller that starts with cliches and goes bloody bonkers," 1 Sep. 2019 Marc Brenner One of two big London transfers this year, The Inheritance has been dubbed this generation’s Angels in America — and not just because of its two-part, six-plus hours running time. Eben Shapiro, Time, "The Most Anticipated Plays and Musicals of Fall 2019," 30 Aug. 2019 Bernadette's disappearance is resolved much more quickly Much of the book’s final third is streamlined to better accommodate the movie’s 100-minute running time. Patrick Ryan, USA TODAY, "'Where'd You Go, Bernadette': The biggest differences between the book and the movie," 15 Aug. 2019 Wednesday and Saturday, the games will begin at 3 p.m. The games once again will be running time except the last two minutes, which will have stoppages., "Portland Winterhawks announce Neely Cup details; 15 players headed to developmental camps," 23 July 2019 The Red Sox never did take it Sunday night, when a win would have felt so wonderful, erasing the toll of a long night of baseball that started with an hourlong first inning and crossed the four-hour running time by the ninth. Tara Sullivan,, "First Chris Sale, then David Price, these pitched battles have got to stop," 15 July 2019 His 60-meter run time in 1999 still stands as the state record. Robert Rimpson, The Courier-Journal, "Meet King Combest, a track prodigy and son of one of Kentucky's all-time greats," 5 July 2019 This tech may provide robots with more autonomy and run time between charges in the future. Daisy Hernandez, Popular Mechanics, "This Robotic Fish Is Powered by a 'Blood' Battery," 21 June 2019

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First Known Use of running time

1939, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of running time

: the amount of time that a movie, performance, recording, etc., lasts from beginning to end

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