[doo-rey-shuh n, dyoo-] /dʊˈreɪ ʃən, dyʊ-/
the length of time something continues or exists (often used with the).
continuance in time.
(in the philosophy of Bergson) a temporal continuum, intuitively known, within which the élan vital operates.
the length of time that something lasts or continues
late 14c., from Old French duration, from Medieval Latin durationem (nominative duratio), noun of action from past participle stem of Latin durare “harden” (see endure). Old legalese phrase for the duration popularized 1916 in reference to British enlistments in World War I.
- Duration tetany
duration tetany du·ra·tion tetany (du-rā’shən, dyu-) n. Abbr. DT A tonic spasm occurring in degenerated muscles upon application of a strong electric current.
[doo r-uh-tiv, dyoo r-] /ˈdʊər ə tɪv, ˈdyʊər-/ adjective, Grammar. 1. noting or pertaining to a verb aspect expressing incomplete or continued action. Beat and walk are durative in contrast to strike and step. /ˈdjʊərətɪv/ adjective 1. denoting an aspect of verbs that includes the imperfective and the progressive noun 2.
[duh-raht-soh; Italian doo-raht-tsaw] /dəˈrɑt soʊ; Italian duˈrɑt tsɔ/ noun 1. Italian name of . /duˈrattso/ noun 1. the Italian name for Durrës
[dur-buh n] /ˈdɜr bən/ noun 1. a seaport in SE Natal, in the E Republic of South Africa. /ˈdɜːbən/ noun 1. a port in E South Africa, in E KwaZulu/Natal province on the Indian Ocean: University of Natal (1909); resort and industrial centre, with oil refineries, shipbuilding yards, etc. Pop: 536 644 (2001)