The time during which something continues: the subway stop has been closed for the duration of the convention a flight of over eight hours' duration
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- While lengths and durations change, there is a particular mathematical combination of them that does not.
- The session may be defined in a number of ways, possibly in terms of a time duration or a number of uses.
- To obtain the total of the eight reign durations, the scribe would have used the tallying method.
late Middle English: via Old French from medieval Latin duratio(n-), from durare 'to last', from durus 'hard'.
for the duration
- Until the end of something, especially a war: he was in the navy for the duration plus sixMore example sentences
- He trained for and entered the Royal Navy for the duration of the First World War.
- They receive only travelling expenses plus board and lodging for the duration of the session.
- Highways chiefs expect to keep both lanes open for the duration of the project which is scheduled to last until December this year.
- informal For a very long time: some stains may be there for the durationMore example sentences
- Having been one of the last in I managed to be one of the first out, but as I looked behind me it appeared as if many of the mobsters were there for the duration.
- Then she's held down protectively by her friend for the duration.
- One of the aforementioned New York Friends offered to put me up in his new house for the duration.
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- As soon as I started working with electronic musicians, circular breathing becomes a lot more useful because the durational sense can be really different.
- This software program records both discrete events and durational measurements and stores them for later analysis.
- At-risk infants may not be able to efficiently process sound patterns that differ only in durational features.