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Definitions for endurance
ɛnˈdʊər əns, -ˈdyʊər-en·durance

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. endurancenoun

    the power to withstand hardship or stress

    "the marathon tests a runner's endurance"

  2. survival, endurancenoun

    a state of surviving; remaining alive


  1. endurancenoun

    The measure of a person's stamina or persistence.

    He has great endurance, he ran a marathon and then rode his bicycle home.

  2. endurancenoun

    Ability to endure hardship.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Endurancenoun

    a state or quality of lasting or duration; lastingness; continuance

  2. Endurancenoun

    the act of bearing or suffering; a continuing under pain or distress without resistance, or without being overcome; sufferance; patience


  1. Endurance

    Endurance is the ability of an organism to exert itself and remain active for a long period of time, as well as its ability to resist, withstand, recover from, and have immunity to trauma, wounds, or fatigue. In humans, it is usually used in aerobic or anaerobic exercise. The definition of 'long' varies according to the type of exertion – minutes for high intensity anaerobic exercise, hours or days for low intensity aerobic exercise. Training for endurance can have a negative impact on the ability to exert strength unless an individual also undertakes resistance training to counteract this effect. Many personnel consider endurance to be an indicator of progress, when strength and cardio training. A person is able to accomplish or withstand a higher amount of effort then their original capabilities means their endurance is increasing expressing improvement. In looking to improve ones endurance they may slowly increase the amount of repetitions or time spent, if higher repetitions are taken rapidly muscle strength improves while less endurance is gained. Increasing endurance has been proven to release endorphins resulting in a positive mind. The act of gaining endurance through physical activity has been shown to decrease anxiety, depression, and stress, or any chronic disease in total. Although a greater endurance can assist the cardiovascular system it does not imply that any cardiovascular disease can be guaranteed to improve. "The major metabolic consequences of the adaptations of muscle to endurance exercise are a slower utilization of muscle glycogen and blood glucose, a greater reliance on fat oxidation, and less lactate production during exercise of a given intensity."

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. endurance

    The time an aircraft can continue flying, or a ground vehicle or ship can continue operating, under specified conditions, e.g., without refueling. See also endurance distance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of endurance in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of endurance in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of endurance in a Sentence

  1. Loren Weisman:

    Consider following through with endurance over just following the latest trend, book, course or claim of the moment.

  2. Ron Mark:

    This decision strengthens the coalition government's Pacific reset by providing a maritime patrol capability with the significant range and endurance needed to assist our partners in the region.

  3. Fred Pizzi:

    I know it’s going to be an unbelievable test of endurance and strength, and I really am looking forward to exploring the world on my feet.

  4. Dave Player:

    The Le Mans 24 Hours is the pinnacle of team endurance racing. For us to even dream of entering it is a massive, massive challenge. We know that, we've got to prove that it is possible. It's not easy and you can only get there, like every other racing driver, if you make it happen. We're making it happen. It will happen.

  5. Juliana Bennett:

    This moment is about the students, past and present, that relentlessly advocated for the removal of this racist monument, now is a moment for all of us BIPOC students to breathe a sigh of relief, to be proud of our endurance, and to begin healing.

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