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preposition uk   /ˈdjʊə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈdʊr.ɪŋ/

during preposition (THROUGH)

A2 from the beginning to the end of a particular period: They work during the night and sleep by day. There were huge advances in aviation technology during the Second World War.
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during preposition (AT SOME TIME IN)

A2 at some time between the beginning and the end of a period: I woke up several times during the night.
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