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present participle of dure.


  • (UK) /ˈdjʊəɹɪŋ/, /"djU@rIN/
  • (US) /ˈdʊəɹɪŋ/, /"dU@rIN/
  • Rhymes: -ʊərɪŋ
  • Hyphenation: dur·ing


  1. For all of a given time interval. Also all during.
    I lived with my parents during the 1970's.
    The shop was one of the few able to stay open during the war.
  2. Within a given time interval.
    I lived with my parents at several points during the 1980's.
    Many of the best examples were produced during the Restoration.


for all of a given time interval
  • Danish: i, gennem
  • Dutch: gedurende
  • Finnish: ajan (postpositional usage)
  • French: durant, pendant
  • German: während
  • Italian: durante
  • Portuguese: durante
  • Russian: в течение (v t'ečénije), в (v)
  • Spanish: durante, a lo largo de
  • Swedish: under hela, genom hela (without interruptions)
within a given time interval
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