Meaning of DURATION in English

DURATION

n.1 the length of time for which something continues.

2 a specified length of time (after the duration of a minute).

Phrases and idioms:

for the duration

1. until the end of the war.

2 for a very long time.

Derivatives:

durational adj.

Etymology: ME f. OF f. med.L duratio -onis (as DURANCE)

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.