duration Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “duration” in the English Dictionary

"duration" in British English

See all translations

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

See all translations

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

See all translations

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…
What is the pronunciation of duration?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

conker

the shiny brown poisonous nut of a horse chestnut tree

Word of the Day

Meerkat meme
Meerkat meme
by Colin McIntosh,
September 03, 2015
Meerkats are not new to popular culture (they appear in the folk tales of the San people of the Kalahari), but their arrival in the public’s consciousness, at least in the UK and the US, is a relatively recent phenomenon. Meerkats are small, sociable Southern African mammals that live in large family

Read More 

parklet noun
parklet noun
August 31, 2015
a public outdoor space that may be associated with a local business but where anyone can sit Pop-up cafes in NY are what’s actually called parklets in many other places around the country.

Read More