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running time

noun
1.
Movies. the length or duration, usually expressed in minutes, of a feature film:
The running time of the average film is 90–100 minutes.
Origin of running time
1950-1955
First recorded in 1950-55
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  • The running time the way they have gone is five hours and forty-five minutes.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • This led to the adoption of every device that might lessen the running time of steamers between the lower ports and St. Paul.

    Old Times on the Upper Mississippi George Byron Merrick
  • From this it appears that the speed of the ship was exactly according to the running time fixed before she left England.

    The Story of the Atlantic Telegraph

    Henry M. (Henry Martyn) Field
  • The running time for that mill, on an average, was about fourteen hours per day.

  • The running time was pretty well up when they saw the last of the metropolis of the Middle West.

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