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du·ra·tion (D),

A continuous period of time.


the length of time a current is flowing. Also called pulse width.


Public health Any unanticipated event that requires urgent response, bringing people and/or property out of harm's way in order to minimize loss of life or destruction of property; disasters are described by certain parameters Vox populi A cataclysmic event in which there is a loss of multiple lives and/or major property damage. See Climatologic disaster, Geological disaster, Man-made disaster, Natural disaster, Tsunami.
Disaster classifications
Nature, ie either
1. Natural, geophysical–eg earthquakes, volcanoes or weather-related–eg floods, hurricanes.
2. Man-made–transportation-related, structural collapse, war, hazardous materials, explosions, fires
Location Single site–eg explosion or multiple sites–eg hurricanes
Predictability Regular–eg hurricane season or sporadic–eg toxic spill
Onset Gradual–eg armed conflict or abrupt–eg accident
Duration Brief–eg natural disaster or extended–eg armed conflict
Frequency Often–eg flood, or rare–eg fire


A continuous period of time.

Patient discussion about duration

Q. I am scheduled for scope surgery for a torn meniscus on my knee and what is the duration for recovery? Has anyone had this surgery for a torn meniscus? How did you deal with this recovery?

A. The recovery process is individual, and you cannot predict it in advance. I know someone who has done it and was able to go back to exercising regularly after 2 months. I would think the recovery from the surgery itself is a matter of few weeks until you can walk properly, however you should still give your knee a break and rest for a while after.

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In another very significant line of cases, the court held that dispositional departures (but not durational departures) may be based on individualized assessments of the offender's "amenability" to probation or prison.
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the provisions that restricted durational residency requirements,
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Of the three basic options, then, local citizenship centering a durational residency requirement looks most attractive insofar as it would best correlate to social membership.
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The Parity law really addresses equity on durational and financial limitations of coverage," says Andrew Sperling, director of federal legislative advocacy for the National Allianceon Mental Illness (NAMI).
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