browse words by letter
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z
duration

more about duration

duration


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Duration  \Du*ra"tion\,  n.  [OF.  duration.  See  {Dure}.] 
  The  state  or  quality  of  lasting;  continuance  in  time;  the 
  portion  of  time  during  which  anything  exists. 
 
  It  was  proposed  that  the  duration  of  Parliament  should 
  be  limited.  --Macaulay. 
 
  Soon  shall  have  passed  our  own  human  duration.  --D. 
  Webster. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  duration 
  n  1:  the  period  of  time  during  which  something  continues  [syn:  {continuance}] 
  2:  the  property  of  enduring  or  continuing  in  time  [syn:  {continuance}] 
  3:  continuance  in  time;  "the  ceremony  was  of  short  duration"; 
  "he  complained  about  the  length  of  time  required"  [syn:  {length}] 




more about duration