Financial Definition of Duration

Meaning of Duration

A common gauge of the price sensitivity of an asset or portfolio to a change in interest rates.

Synonyms of Duration


  • age
  • continuance
  • continuance in time
  • continuation in time
  • course
  • epoch
  • era
  • extension in time
  • extent
  • interregnum
  • interval
  • lasting period
  • length of time
  • limit
  • period
  • period of time
  • phase
  • season
  • space of time
  • span
  • spell
  • stage
  • stretch
  • temporis spatium
  • tenancy
  • tenure
  • term
  • time
  • while
  • Associated Concepts: duration of any office
  • duration of contract
  • duration of emergency
  • duration of liability
  • duration ofpossession
  • duration of use
  • duration of war

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Legal Abbreviations and Acronyms

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Legal English Vocabulary: Duration in Spanish

Online translation of the English legal term duration into Spanish: duración (English to Spanish translation) . More about legal dictionary from english to spanish online.

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What is the meaning of Duration?

A definition of Duration is provided here: Duration is the length of time required or planned for the execution of a project activity. Measured in calendar time units—days, weeks, months, years.


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