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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Tetrasyllabic, pentasyllabic, and hexasyllabic words are characterized by specific durational patterns. At this the lengthening of the vowel in an unstressed syllable is not a permanent feature.