Meaning of DURATION in English

DURATION

/ djuˈreɪʃn; NAmE du-/ noun

[ U ] ( formal ) the length of time that sth lasts or continues :

The school was used as a hospital for the duration of the war.

a contract of three years' duration

IDIOMS

- for the duration

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : via Old French from medieval Latin duratio(n-) , from durare to last, from durus hard.

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