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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Is renewable once for an equivalent to the original duration.
Fact: 93% of our consultants are retained by our clients for at least the original duration of the assignment.
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.
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).
Distributed compilation technology assigns tasks across available machines in a development team's network -- thereby reducing code compile time to a fraction of its original duration.
By reducing these contaminants, oil life can be extended to triple the original duration.
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 company said the Board of Directors determined that, in fairness to holders of the warrants, who found no market for them because they were not registered for a significant period of their original duration, the expiration date should be extended.

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