Definition of 'duration'
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These symptoms are generally of short duration and require no special treatment. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990) Average call duration will be one minute for one stock quote. The Sun (2013)Journalists and the public are expected to remain excluded for the duration of the trial. Times, Sunday Times (2009)This remained the case throughout the duration of the war. The Spanish Civil War: Reaction, Revolution and RevengeResearch of shorter duration made not much sense and could not pay off. MANAGING FOR RESULTS (1986) Average call duration will be one minute. The Sun (2015)Bonds with a longer duration will lose more value if this happens. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He was there for the duration of the war. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Modern empires do seem to be getting shorter and shorter in duration. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The long duration of the eclipse cycle would help link the causeway to those who had gone before. BRITAIN BC: Life In Britain and Ireland before the Romans (2003)He will now be free to spend the duration of his trial outside of prison and with his family. Christianity Today (2000)Consumers will buy tickets on bankrupt airlines because their relationship with the carrier lasts only for the short duration of the flight. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You can book air and hotel packages by searching price, duration or departure time. The Sun (2013)When you go out on a ride, try to increase its duration each time. The Sun (2010)The longer the duration, the better the protection. The Sun (2013)The duration is short, the structure is sound. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Secondly, the services became longer in duration. Working with Teenagers (1994)No total duration time for any of the programmes or recipes; very annoying for a busy mother. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He left abruptly for Switzerland, where he spent the duration of the war. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was played at the highest intensity, the longest in duration'in my time. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'duration'
British English: duration /djʊˈreɪʃən/ NOUN
The duration of an event or state is the time that it lasts.
Courses are of two years' duration.
- American English: duration
- 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
- European Portuguese: duração
- Romanian: durată
- Russian: длительность
- Spanish: duración
- Swedish: varaktighet
- Thai: ช่วงเวลา
- Turkish: süre
- Ukrainian: тривалість
- Vietnamese: khoảng thời gian
Definition of duration from the Collins English Dictionary
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