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du·ra·tion (D),

A continuous period of time.
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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
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A continuous period of time.
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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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The secondary-stressed segment durations of the words pavalikizo(n) 'sun, IllSg (DSg)', purronikadoks 'sailboat, InlPl', valanikadon 'cottagers, DPl', kumalikizon 'camomile, DSg' and keratimizon 'writing, DSg' are presented in Table 10.
The syllable rhyme durations in pentasyllabic words are presented in Figure 7.
However, impulse duration has not been investigated by our research group.
Ozturk, "Modelling phoneme durations and fundamental frequency contours in Turkish speech", Ph.D.
A study of 1,788 adult twins is the first to demonstrate a gene by environment interaction between self-reported habitual sleep duration and depressive symptoms.
However, the genetic influence on depressive symptoms increased to 53 percent among twins with a short sleep duration of five hours per night and 49 percent among those who reported sleeping 10 hours per night.
During this period, the Treasury engaged in many refundings and open market sinking fund purchases (5) that resulted in dramatic changes in the quantity and duration of aggregate Treasury bonds outstanding.
In positions [[alpha].sub.1] and [[alpha].sub.3] the distribution of different durations is more or less even, while in positions [[alpha].sub.2] and [[alpha].sub.4] the decrease of the incidence of syllables of the second degree can be seen (i.e.
The current data of sleep durations on weekdays were compared with sleep duration reported in previous studies.
The durations of all farm assets and liabilities is easily calculated from the values in Table 1.
In the Great Recession and its aftermath, the skew of the unemployment duration steadily increased toward longer durations as both the separation rate fell and the average job-finding rate remained low.
Duration and quality of the peer review process: The author's perspective.