What does the word duration mean?

  • Continuance as to time, also the length of time for which anything continues. [ Lat.]

Usage examples for duration

  1. Since 1865, there have been occasional eruptions, but none of great duration, nor has there been any loss of life in consequence. – Complete Story of the San Francisco Horror by Richard Linthicum Trumbull White Samuel Fallows
  2. Finally, after a rough journey of several hours' duration, the renegade came to a halt at a point where the summit fell away in two directions, to the north and to the east. – Boy Scouts in Mexico; or On Guard with Uncle Sam by G. Harvey Ralphson
  3. Up to the present it has been impossible to determine the duration of the rotation. – Astronomy for Amateurs by Camille Flammarion
  4. The circumstances seemed to be simple; but they who understood such matters declared that the duration of a trial depended a great deal more on the public interest felt in the matter than upon its own nature. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  5. The duration of the motionless condition increases each time. – The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles by Jean Henri Fabre

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