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running time

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
First recorded in 1950-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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 the way they have gone is five hours and forty-five minutes.

    The Helpers Francis Lynde
  • Hence there would still be forty-one minutes running time to be divided between the eastbound train and the westbound engine.

    The Wreckers 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
  • These accidents are estimated to cost at most a loss of a few percent of the running time.

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