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Definition of duration noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

  

duration

 noun
noun
NAmE//dʊˈreɪʃn//
 
[uncountable] (formal)
 
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  • the length of time that something 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 (informal)
     
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    until the end of a particular situation
    See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: duration