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DURATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does duration mean? 

DURATION (noun)
  The noun DURATION has 3 senses:

1. the period of time during which something continues
2. the property of enduring or continuing in time
3. continuance in time

  Familiarity information: DURATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


DURATION (noun)


Sense 1duration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The period of time during which something continues

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

duration; continuance

Hypernyms ("duration" is a kind of...):

period; period of time; time period (an amount of time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "duration"):

note value; time value; value ((music) the relative duration of a musical note)

time scale (an arrangement of events used as a measure of duration)

stint; stretch (an unbroken period of time during which you do something)

span (the complete duration of something)

residence time (the period of time spent in a particular place)

longueur (a period of dullness or boredom (especially in a work of literature or performing art))

clocking (the time taken to traverse a measured course)

rule (the duration of a monarch's or government's power)


Sense 2duration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The property of enduring or continuing in time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting time and temporal relations

Synonyms:

duration; continuance

Hypernyms ("duration" is a kind of...):

time (the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past)


Sense 3duration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Continuance in time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

length; duration

Context examples:

the ceremony was of short duration / he complained about the length of time required

Hypernyms ("duration" is a kind of...):

temporal property (a property relating to time)

Attribute:

long (primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified)

short (primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "duration"):

longness (duration as an extension)

impermanence; impermanency (the property of not existing for indefinitely long durations)

permanence; permanency (the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration)

brevity; briefness; transience (the attribute of being brief or fleeting)

shortness (the property of being of short temporal extent)

endlessness (the property of being (or seeming to be) without end)

continuation; lengthiness; prolongation; protraction (the consequence of being lengthened in duration)


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