What does duration mean?

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

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word duration.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. duration, continuancenoun

    the period of time during which something continues

  2. duration, continuancenoun

    the property of enduring or continuing in time

  3. duration, lengthnoun

    continuance in time

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

Wiktionary

  1. durationnoun

    An amount of time or a particular time interval

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  2. durationnoun

    (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. durationnoun

    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. Durationnoun

    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  

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  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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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Stephanie Grisham:

    Mrs. Trump is at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and will likely remain there for the duration of the week. The First Lady looks forward to a full recovery so she can continue her work on behalf of children everywhere.

  2. 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.

  3. Debora Warner:

    You can be very specific about incline, duration, number of reps.

  4. Katie Nixon:

    We just don't know the magnitude of the duration.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    An organization which can't do appreciation of a right, dutiful person with duly increment & promotion does not deserve to run its business even for one year duration.

Images & Illustrations of duration

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    • A. pecuniary
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