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duration (djʊˈreɪʃən



  1. the length of time that something lasts or continues

Derived Forms

duˈrational  adjective

Word Origin

C14: from Medieval Latin dūrātiō, from Latin dūrāre to last


View thesaurus entry
= length, time, period, term, stretch, extent, spell, span, time frame, timeline

Translations for 'duration'

  • British English: duration The duration of an event or state is the time that it lasts.Courses are of two years' duration.djʊˈreɪʃən NOUN
  • Arabic: مُدَّة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: duração
  • Chinese: 持续
  • Croatian: trajanje
  • Czech: trvání
  • Danish: varighed
  • Dutch: duur
  • European Spanish: duración
  • Finnish: kesto
  • French: durée
  • German: Dauer
  • Greek: διάρκεια
  • Italian: durata
  • Japanese: 持続期間
  • Korean: 기간
  • Norwegian: varighet
  • Polish: czas trwania
  • Portuguese: duração
  • Romanian: durată durate
  • Russian: длительность
  • Spanish: duración
  • Swedish: varaktighet
  • Thai: ช่วงเวลา
  • Turkish: süre
  • Ukrainian: тривалість
  • Vietnamese: khoảng thời gian

Example Sentences Including 'duration'

The manufacturers have agreed to amalgamate their brand names for the duration in the interest of the Allied war effort.
Penelope Fitzgerald HUMAN VOICES (2003)
This was a competition not only of accuracy but of duration.
James Birrell THE MANANA MAN (2002)
Mam had volunteered him for the Miller Street Home Guard but he only lasted a week or two and then he'd disappeared for the duration.
Laurie Graham MR STARLIGHT (2004)


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