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Delay vs. Duration — What's the Difference?

Delay vs. Duration — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Delay and Duration

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Delay

Make (someone or something) late or slow
The train was delayed
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Duration

Continuance or persistence in time.
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Delay

A period of time by which something is late or postponed
A two-hour delay
Long delays in obtaining passports
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Duration

A period of existence or persistence
Sat quietly through the duration of the speech.
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Delay

To postpone until a later time; defer.
Oct 22, 2021
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Duration

The number of years required to receive the present value of future payments, both of interest and principle, of a bond, often used as an indicator of a bond's price volatility resulting from changes in interest rates.
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Delay

To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired
Heavy traffic delayed us.
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Duration

An amount of time or a particular time interval.
The duration of the flight will be about 2 hours 45 minutes.
She was moaning for the entire duration of the advert break.
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Delay

To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
Oct 22, 2021

Duration

(in the singular, not followed by "of") The time taken for the current situation to end, especially the current war
Rationing will last at least for the duration.
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Delay

The act of delaying; postponement
Responded without delay.
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Duration

(finance) A measure of the sensitivity of the price of a financial asset to changes in interest rates, computed for a simple bond as a weighted average of the maturities of the interest and principal payments associated with it.
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Delay

The condition of being delayed; detainment.
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Duration

The state or quality of lasting; continuance in time; the portion of time during which anything exists.
It was proposed that the duration of Parliament should be limited.
Soon shall have passed our own human duration.
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Delay

The period of time during which one is delayed.
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Duration

The period of time during which something continues
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Delay

The interval of time between two events.
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Duration

The property of enduring or continuing in time
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Delay

A period of time before an event occurs; the act of delaying; procrastination; lingering inactivity.
The delay before the echo of a sound
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Duration

Continuance in time;
The ceremony was of short duration
He complained about the length of time required
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Delay

(music) An audio effects unit that introduces a controlled delay.
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Delay

Synonym of promise
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Delay

(chess) An amount of time provided on each move before one's clock starts to tick; a less common time control than increment.
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Delay

(ambitransitive) To put off until a later time; to defer.
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Delay

To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time.
The mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow.
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Delay

To allay; to temper.
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Delay

(obsolete) To dilute, temper.
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Delay

(obsolete) To assuage, quench, allay.
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Delay

A putting off or deferring; procrastination; lingering inactivity; stop; detention; hindrance.
Without any delay, on the morrow I sat on the judgment seat.
The government ought to be settled without the delay of a day.
Oct 22, 2021

Delay

To put off; to defer; to procrastinate; to prolong the time of or before.
My lord delayeth his coming.
Oct 22, 2021

Delay

To retard; to stop, detain, or hinder, for a time; to retard the motion, or time of arrival, of; as, the mail is delayed by a heavy fall of snow.
Thyrsis! whose artful strains have oft delayedThe huddling brook to hear his madrigal.
Oct 22, 2021

Delay

To allay; to temper.
The watery showers delay the raging wind.
Oct 22, 2021

Delay

To move slowly; to stop for a time; to linger; to tarry.
There seem to be certain bounds to the quickness and slowness of the succession of those ideas, . . . beyond which they can neither delay nor hasten.
Oct 22, 2021

Delay

Time during which some action is awaited;
Instant replay caused too long a delay
He ordered a hold in the action
Oct 22, 2021

Delay

The act of delaying; inactivity resulting in something being put off until a later time
Oct 22, 2021

Delay

Cause to be slowed down or delayed;
Traffic was delayed by the bad weather
She delayed the work that she didn't want to perform
Oct 22, 2021

Delay

Act later than planned, scheduled, or required;
Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered
Oct 22, 2021

Delay

Stop or halt;
Please stay the bloodshed!
Oct 22, 2021

Delay

Slow the growth or development of;
The brain damage will retard the child's language development
Oct 22, 2021

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