Meaning of “during” in the English Dictionary

"during" in British English

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duringpreposition

uk /ˈdʒʊə.rɪŋ/ us /ˈdʊr.ɪŋ/

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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(Definition of “during” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"during" in American English

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duringpreposition

us /ˈdʊər·ɪŋ/

during preposition (THROUGH)

from the beginning to the end of (a particular period):

They work during the night and sleep by day.

during preposition (AT SOME POINT IN)

at some time between the beginning and the end of (a period):

We hope to spend some weekends in the country during the summer.

(Definition of “during” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)