duration duration  /ˈdʊ ˈreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) the period of time during which something continues
  2. (n) the property of enduring or continuing in time
  3. (n) continuance in time



  1. The shirt then re-creates that person's distinctive cuddle, replicating his or her warmth, pressure, duration and even heartbeat.
  2. But the louder the volume, the shorter your duration should be.
  3. Scientists once held that there were four ice ages, each as long as 100,000 years, separated by warm periods of at least comparable duration.


  1. Jaguars sign first-round pick Joeckel

    Jacksonville, FL (Sports Network) - The Jacksonville Jaguars signed their first-round choice, offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, on Saturday. Duration and terms of the deal were not disclosed.
    on June 23, 2013     Source: WGRZ-TV Buffalo

  2. Target-Maturity Bond ETFs to Hedge Against Rising Rates

    Investors are moving away from bond assets as duration risk mounts with interest rates rising and ongoing Fed “tapering” concerns. However, “target-maturity” bond exchange traded funds are holding strong ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: ETF Trends via Yahoo! Finance

  3. First Trust Advantaged Short Duration High Yield Bond Fund Declares Monthly Distribution for June of $0.07 per unit

    First Trust Advantaged Short Duration High Yield Bond Fund Declares Monthly Distribution for June of $0.07 per unit
    on June 18, 2013     Source: CNW Group via Yahoo! Finance


  1. "It's not just that she has never been a judge," said Senator Jeff Sessions, the ranking Republican on the panel. "She has barely practiced law, and not with the intensity and duration from which real understanding occurs."
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Jeff Sessions Source: New York Times

  2. "I'm not interested in just being in Afghanistan for the sake of being in Afghanistan or saving face or, in some way you know, sending a message that America is here for for the duration. I think it's important that we match strategy to...
    on Sep 20, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: msnbc.com

  3. "We were notified and we urged the Turkish government to limit their operations to precise targeting of the PKK - to limit the scope and duration of their operations - and we urged them to work, directly, with Iraqis, including Kurdish government...
    on Feb 22, 2006 By: Scott Stanzel Source: 940 News

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