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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin durare 'to continue in existence'

duration

noun
     
du‧ra‧tion [uncountable]
the length of time that something continues:
The course is of three years' duration.
for the duration (of something)
The package includes cycle hire for the duration of your holiday.

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