endurance

[ en-doo r-uh ns, -dyoo r- ]
/ ɛnˈdʊər əns, -ˈdyʊər- /

noun

the fact or power of enduring or bearing pain, hardships, etc.
the ability or strength to continue or last, especially despite fatigue, stress, or other adverse conditions; stamina: He has amazing physical endurance.
lasting quality; duration: His friendships have little endurance.
something endured, as a hardship; trial.

Origin of endurance

First recorded in 1485–95; endure + -ance
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British Dictionary definitions for endurance

endurance

/ (ɪnˈdjʊərəns) /

noun

the capacity, state, or an instance of enduring
something endured; a hardship, strain, or privation
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Word Origin and History for endurance

endurance


n.

late 15c., "continued existence in time;" see endure + -ance. Meaning "ability to endure suffering, etc." is from 1660s.

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