Part of speech: noun

The period during which anything lasts; time.

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Usage examples "duration":

  1. On the recommendation of Mr. Huskisson, the duration of an ordinary government was limited to six years: special reasons withdrew Van Diemen's Land from the operation of this rule. - "The History of Tasmania, Volume I (of 2)", John West.
  2. My pleasure was, however, of shorter duration even than I anticipated. - "Hurricane Hurry", W.H.G. Kingston.
  3. The abandonment was of short duration. - "The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624", Charles E. Hatch.