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duration (noun) length of time.

If you stay in a place, say, for a day, you are there for the duration of one day; the duration of your stay at the place is a day. He was detained for the duration of an hour and let off. That is, he was detained for the period of an hour. The question paper is for a duration of three hours if it has to be answered in a maximum of three hours. An illness of brief duration keeps a person ill for a short period.

  • The duration for which a contract between two parties is valid is usually mentioned in the terms of the contract.
  • The type of lifestyle which a person gets used to in the duration of their teens stays for the rest of their lives.
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