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From Middle English duracioun, from late Old French duracion, from Medieval Latin dūrātiō.
- (UK) IPA(key): /djʊˈɹeɪʃn̩/, /dʒʊˈɹeɪʃn̩/
- (US) IPA(key): /dəˈɹeɪʃn̩/, /djəˈɹeɪʃn̩/
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -eɪʃən
duration (countable and uncountable, plural durations)
- An amount of time or a particular time interval.
- The duration of the flight will be about 2 hours 45 minutes.
- She was moaning for the entire duration of the advert break.
- 2022 November 16, Paul Bigland, “From rural branches to high-speed arteries”, in RAIL, number 970, page 55:
- To make matters worse, we pass through a torrential rainstorm, which makes window-gazing almost impossible, leaving me glad that the trip is less than 30 minutes duration.
- (in the singular, not followed by "of") The time taken for the current situation to end, especially the current war
- Rationing will last at least for the duration.
- (finance) A measure of the sensitivity of the price of a financial asset to changes in interest rates, computed for a simple bond as a weighted average of the maturities of the interest and principal payments associated with it.
amount of time
- Duration (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- Bond duration on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
- “duration”, in Dictionary.com Unabridged, Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–present.
From late Old French duracion, borrowed from Latin dūrātiō, dūrātiōnem.
duration f (plural durations)
- duration (length with respect to time)
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