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Definition 1: continuance in time - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where duration or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ceremony was of short duration
  • he complained about the length of time required

Synonyms for duration in the sense of this definition

(duration is a kind of ...) a property relating to time

(... is a kind of duration ) the property of not existing for indefinitely long durations

(... is a kind of duration ) the property of being able to exist for an indefinite duration

(... is a kind of duration ) the attribute of being brief or fleeting

(... is a kind of duration ) the property of being of short temporal extent

"the shortness of air travel time"

(... is a kind of duration ) the property of being (or seeming to be) without end

(... is a kind of duration ) the consequence of being lengthened in duration

(... is a kind of duration ) duration as an extension

(... are attributes of duration) primarily temporal sense; being or indicating a relatively great or greater than average duration or passage of time or a duration as specified

"a long life" "a long boring speech" "a long time" "a long friendship" "a long game" "long ago" "an hour long"

(... are attributes of duration) primarily temporal sense; indicating or being or seeming to be limited in duration

"a short life" "a short flight" "a short holiday" "a short story" "only a few short months"

Definition 2: the property of enduring or continuing in time - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for duration in the sense of this definition

(duration is a kind of ...) the continuum of experience in which events pass from the future through the present to the past

"he waited for along time" "it took some time before he got an answer" "time flies like an arrow"

Definition 3: the period of time during which something continues - [noun denoting time]

Synonyms for duration in the sense of this definition

(duration is a kind of ...) an amount of time

"a time period of 30 years" "hastened the period of time of his recovery" "Picasso's blue period"

(... is a kind of duration ) the time taken to traverse a measured course

"it was a world record clocking"

(... is a kind of duration ) a period of dullness or boredom (especially in a work of literature or performing art)

(... is a kind of duration ) the period of time spent in a particular place

(... is a kind of duration ) the complete duration of something

"the job was finished in the span of an hour"

(... is a kind of duration ) an unbroken period of time during which you do something

"there were stretches of boredom" "he did a stretch in the federal penitentiary"

(... is a kind of duration ) an arrangement of events used as a measure of duration

"on the geological time scale mankind has existed but for a brief moment"

(... is a kind of duration ) (music) the relative duration of a musical note

(... is a kind of duration ) the duration of a monarch's or government's power

"during the rule of Elizabeth"

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