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[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.


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