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duration

[də′rā·shən]
(mechanics)
A basic concept of kinetics which is expressed quantitatively by time measured by a clock or comparable mechanism.
(oceanography)
The interval of time of the rising or falling tide, or the length of time of flood or ebb tidal currents.
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Durational recording was used to measure the amount of time each subject spent playing the recorder or watching television.
In order to begin to view these processes in Martin's jadmi songs, I will now compare three- and five-beat settings of the third melodic section--the Type I and II descents of a compound duple slow song which has a 3:3 durational structure (that is, a third melodic section with a length of three beats) and the Type I descent of a compound duple slow song which has a 3:5 durational structure (that is, a third melodic section with a length of five beats).
Despite the caselaw supporting durational limits on affirmative action programs, the 25 years announced by the Court, which came out of the blue in the opinion in Grutter, can be criticized.
Yet in the Commune ruins picturesque, the dependence on durational time becomes something of a problem since the ruins were the creation of violent conflict that saw the city turned to ruin practically overnight (23 to 24 May).
The reflective comment is there, but it is situated in the durational present of the poem rather than from a point of recollection.
Our daily operations pull us ineluctably away from the deep durational time experience that is, or was, our birthright.
By objecting to the real effects of war, the voice constantly relies on protest images, creating a certain durational rhythm that goes far beyond the personal.
A man at the 25th percentile of the durational distribution also held a job lasting 1 year before age 24 and essentially stayed with that job, progressing to each later cutoff (2 years and 3 years) about a year later.
Additional rules specified when consecutive prison sentences could be imposed, listed permissible and impermissible bases for departure from presumptive disposition and durational rules, defined a departure standard ("substantial and compelling circumstances"), and suggested (but did not regulate by presumptive rules) a wide variety of possible conditions of stayed prison sentences (up to one year of confinement in a local jail, treatment, probationary supervision,(7) fines, restitution, and community service.
The view of the event as an integral unit is influenced by the integrity of the sentence, or of the verb phrase: as soon as the question is transferred to a nonverbal narrative medium such as film, it is impossible to conceive of the event other than in durational terms.
Technically it would have been difficult indeed for even the informed listener to follow with the ear the long durational sequences inherent in the motet, although clearly heard by all, literally or figuratively trumpeted, would have been the four words of the cantus firmus, "terribilus est ipse locus," the central words of the famous vision of Jacob's Ladder in which angels are seen going up and down from Heaven (and perhaps evoking for some listeners this vision, even the "heavenly" space directly around them).
330 (1972) (holding that durational residency requirements are unconstitutional).