original duration

original duration

[ə¦rij·ən·əl də′rā·shən]
(industrial engineering)
The initial estimate of length of time required to complete a given activity.
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Currently, satellites are launched with a finite amount of fuel, and thus their life spans are restricted. However, if NASA succeeds in creating a robotic probe that can rendezvous with and refuel a satellite in orbit, it would pave the path for missions that last much longer than their original duration.
"According to the Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, timelines are typically extended to nearly double their original duration to meet desired patient enrolment levels across all therapeutic areas --delays that can increase costs, deplete resources and prolong the time it takes for drugs to get to patients in need," said Jeanne Hecht, senior vice president of Site & Patient Networks at Quintiles." Quintiles recognizes these challenges and is dedicated to working together differently across the healthcare system to transform drug development and achieve better patient outcomes."
I remember the local traders' complaints about the original duration of the work.
While Qin argued the holiday breaks should revert to their original duration, NPC delegate Li Shutian called for their further extension to nine days to allow holiday makers to travel further and get a better rest.
The contracts had an average original duration of more than two years, and their actual average duration, due to prepayments and defaults, was approximately 18 months.
Proliferation produces a duration set with more members than the original duration set, some of the original duration set's proportionally represented durations, and the same proportional length as the original duration set.
These included a reduction of the project's original duration from 30 months to 27 months, and the retention of an existing chiller/boiler plant with the replacement of obsolete equipment (as opposed to demolishing the existing building and constructing an entirely new facility).
25.2702-5(b)(1) included a controversial provision requiring a QPRT governing instrument to include language prohibiting "the trust from selling or transferring the residence, directly or indirectly, to the grantor, the grantor's spouse, or an entity controlled by the grantor or the grantor's spouse during the retained term interest of the trust, or at any time after the original duration of the term interest that the trust is a grantor trust." The prohibition eliminates a strategy the Service has argued is abusive, under which a QPRT grantor repurchases the residence from the trust during the QPRT term.

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