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Meaning of “duration” in the English Dictionary

"duration" in British English

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durationnoun [U]

uk   /djʊəˈreɪ.ʃən/  us   /duː-/
C1 the ​length of ​time that something ​lasts: He ​planned a ​stay of two ​years' duration.for the duration for as ​long as something ​lasts: I ​guess we're ​stuck with each other for the duration (of the ​journey).
(Definition of duration from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"duration" in American English

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durationnoun [U]

 us   /dʊˈreɪ·ʃən/
the ​length of ​time that something ​lasts: He ​planned a ​stay of two ​years’ duration.
(Definition of duration from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"duration" in Business English

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durationnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /djʊəˈreɪʃən/
the length of ​time that something lasts: a two-year/ten-month/six-week, etc. duration Most ​placements of ​agency IT ​staff are of a three-month or six-month duration. Does the ​rate only ​apply for a ​limitedperiod or for the duration of the ​loan?
(Definition of duration from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “duration”
in Spanish duración…
in Vietnamese khoảng thời gian…
in Malaysian jangka masa…
in Thai ช่วงเวลา…
in French durée…
in German die Dauer…
in Chinese (Simplified) 持续时间…
in Turkish süre, zaman…
in Russian протяжение, продолжительность…
in Indonesian selama…
in Chinese (Traditional) 持續時間…
in Polish czas trwania, okres…
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