1The fact or power of enduring an unpleasant or difficult process or situation without giving way: she was close to the limit of her endurance
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- The rally will be a real test of endurance, stamina and navigational skills.
- For a man like him, Antarctica represents the ultimate endurance test.
- A Swindon doctor and marathon runner looks set to finish the ultimate endurance test in the Sahara Desert.
1.1The capacity of something to last or to withstand wear and tear.
- The commonly traveled path to improved cardiovascular function and increased muscular endurance is continuous, submaximal, steady state training.
- And to the greatest race of all time, were the endurance of the machine is as important as the skill of the driver.
- We're still improving a lot but we have a long way to go with the endurance of the tyre.
Late 15th century (in the sense 'continued existence, ability to last'; formerly also as indurance): from Old French, from endurer 'make hard' (see endure).
Words that rhyme with enduranceassurance, durance, insurance
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