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n.持续时间,为期

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dur=to last(持续)

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duration


/djʊ'reɪʃn; [US] dʊ'reɪʃn; du`reʃən/
n [U]
1 time during which sth lasts or continues 持续时间; 期间
*of short, long, three years', etc duration 短的、长的、持续三年的一段时间
* for the duration of this government 本届政府执政期间.
2 (idm 习语) for the duration (infml 口)
(a) until the end of the war 在战争期间.
(b) (fig 比喻) for a very long time 很长的时间
*Well, I'm stuck here for the duration, eg for the whole term. 哎, 这段时间(如整个学期)我只得呆在这里了.

duration


n[U]
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin:Latin durare 'to continue in existence']
the length of time that something continues
 The course is of three years' duration.
for the duration (of sth)
 The package includes cycle hire for the duration of your holiday.
1. He will be in the hospital for the duration of the school year.
    整个学年中他都会呆在医院里。

2. During the duration of one human lifetime, not many things change.
    人的一生中,不会有很多东西发生变化。

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