duration Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo
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-/
(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   /djʊəˈreɪʃən/ us  
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 limited period or for the duration of the loan?
(Definition of duration from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “duration”
in Vietnamese khoảng thời gian…
in Spanish duración…
in Malaysian jangka masa…
in Thai ช่วงเวลา…
in French durée…
in German die Dauer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 持續時間…
in Russian протяжение, продолжительность…
in Turkish süre, zaman…
in Chinese (Simplified) 持续时间…
in Indonesian selama…
in Polish czas trwania, okres…
What is the pronunciation of duration?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
by ,
May 25, 2016
by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

Read More 

Word of the Day

shade

to prevent direct light from shining on something

Word of the Day

convo noun
convo noun
May 23, 2016
informal a conversation The convo around concussions mostly focuses on guys who play football, but Chastain thinks that this whole thing could be a headache for women too.

Read More