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Noun: duration  d(y)û'rey-shun
  1. The period of time during which something continues
    - continuance
     
  2. The property of enduring or continuing in time
    - continuance
     
  3. Continuance in time
    "the ceremony was of short duration";
    - length

Derived forms: durations

See also: long, short

Type of: period, period of time, temporal property, time, time period

Encyclopedia: Duration