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Meaning of DURATION

Pronunciation:  dû'reyshun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required"
  2. [n]  the property of enduring or continuing in time
  3. [n]  the period of time during which something continues

DURATION is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: continuance, length
 See Also: brevity, briefness, clocking, continuation, endlessness, impermanence, impermanency, lengthiness, longness, longueur, note value, period, period of time, permanence, permanency, prolongation, protraction, residence time, rule, shortness, span, stint, stretch, temporal property, time, time period, time scale, time value, transience, value



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Du*ra"tion\, n. [OF. duration. See {Dure}.]
The state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the
portion of time during which anything exists.

      It was proposed that the duration of Parliament should
      be limited.                              --Macaulay.

      Soon shall have passed our own human duration. --D.

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