What does duration mean?

Definitions for duration
dʊˈreɪ ʃən, dyʊ-du·ra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. duration, continuance(noun)

    the period of time during which something continues

  2. duration, continuance(noun)

    the property of enduring or continuing in time

  3. duration, length(noun)

    continuance in time

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

Wiktionary

  1. duration(Noun)

    An amount of time or a particular time interval

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  2. duration(Noun)

    (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.

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  3. duration(Noun)

    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.

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Webster Dictionary

  1. Duration(noun)

    the state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the portion of time during which anything exists

    Etymology: [OF. duration. See Dure.]

Freebase

  1. Duration

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. duration

    A specific known amount of time.

    The duration of the project was mapped and they were all very grateful.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 3, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'duration' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4700

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'duration' in Nouns Frequency: #1918

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How to say duration in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of duration in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of duration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of duration in a Sentence

  1. Anna Swayne:

    I think that the desire to use genetic ancestry testing has really changed over the sort of 12-15 year duration of the industry.

  2. Lessa Horta:

    Information on breastfeeding duration was collected very close to the time when weaning happened, so we had a very precise information on the duration of breastfeeding.

  3. Mike Lee:

    Upon learning that Senator Paul tested positive for COVID-19, I consulted the Attending Physician of the U.S. Congress Dr. Harding. Senator Paul advised me that because I have no symptoms or other risk factors, a COVID-19 test was not warranted, however, given the timing, proximity, and duration of my exposure to Sen. Senator Paul, Senator Paul directed me to self-quarantine for 14 days. That means no traveling or voting. But I will continue to make sure Utah's voice is heard as we shape the federal response to the Coronavirus through phone, text, email and whatever other means are available.

  4. D. H. Lawrence:

    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.

  5. Eva Schernhammer:

    These results add to prior evidence of a potentially detrimental relation of rotating night shift work and health longevity, to derive practical implications for shift workers and their health, the role of duration and intensity of rotating night shift work and the interplay of shift schedules with individual traits (e.g., chronotype) warrant further exploration.

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