du·ra·tion /dʊˈreʃən ||djʊ-/
Du·ra·tion n. The state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the portion of time during which anything exists.
It was proposed that the duration of Parliament should be limited. --Macaulay.
Soon shall have passed our own human duration. --D. Webster.
n 1: the period of time during which something continues [syn: continuance]
2: the property of enduring or continuing in time [syn: continuance]
3: continuance in time; "the ceremony was of short duration";
"he complained about the length of time required" [syn: length]