During is defined as at the same time or through the entire time.(preposition)
An example of during is someone coughing the whole time a speech was being made.
See during in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME duringe, prep., orig. prp. of duren, endure
See during in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: , from
Origin: present participle of duren, to last
Origin: , from Old French durer
Origin: , from Latin dūrāre; see deuə- in Indo-European roots.
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