the period of time during which something continues
the property of enduring or continuing in time
continuance in time
"the ceremony was of short duration"; "he complained about the length of time required"
An amount of time or a particular time interval
(in the singular, not followed by "of") The time taken for the current situation to end, especially the current war
Rationing will last at least for the duration.
A measure of the sensitivity of the price of a financial asset to changes in interest rates, computed for a simple bond as a weighted average of the maturities of the interest and principal payments associated with it.
Origin: From dictionary.reference.com:
the state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the portion of time during which anything exists
Origin: [OF. duration. See Dure.]
In music duration is an amount of time or a particular time interval. It is the length of a note. A duration is a property of a note that becomes one of the bases of rhythm. A tone may be sustained for varying lengths of time. For example, an event in the common sense has a duration greater than zero, but in certain specialized senses, a duration of zero. It is often cited as one of the fundamental aspects of music, encompassing rhythm, form, and even pitch. Durations, and their beginnings and endings, may be described as long, short, or taking a specific amount of time. Often duration is described according to terms borrowed from descriptions of pitch. As such, the duration complement is the amount of different durations used, the duration scale is an ordering of those durations from shortest to longest, the duration range is the difference in length between the shortest and longest, and the duration hierarchy is an ordering of those durations based on frequency of use. Durational patterns are the foreground details projected against a background metric structure, which includes meter, tempo, and all rhythmic aspects which produce temporal regularity or structure. Duration patterns may be divided into rhythmic units and rhythmic gestures. However, they may also be described using terms borrowed from the metrical feet of poetry: iamb, anapest, trochee, dactyl, and amphibrach, which may overlap to explain ambiguity.
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Rank popularity for the word 'duration' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4700
Rank popularity for the word 'duration' in Nouns Frequency: #1918
The numerical value of duration in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of duration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
You can be very specific about incline, duration, number of reps.
The duration of passion is proportionate with the original resistance of the woman.
By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration.
Hanford workers face a very real and immediate health risk, I want these protections now and I want them for the duration.
Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
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Translations for duration
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- оҙайлыҡ, дауамлылыҡBashkir
- времетраене, продължителностBulgarian
- duració, duradaCatalan, Valencian
- duración, duraGalician
- 存続, 期間Japanese
- tijdsduur, duurDutch
- длительность, продолжительностьRussian
- thời gianVietnamese
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