Is there a single word that defines the distance both in time and space between two points?

I am writing a long text and repeating distance and duration constantly seems weird.

I have considered gap but I am not sure if it makes sense.

I'd like to turn "The distance and duration for the jorney is 100km and 1 hour" into "The ____ for the journey is 100km and 1hour".

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    How about no word? “The journey is...“ – Laurel Sep 24 at 11:31
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    Would you accept a rather nondescript word such as "length"? – Mr Lister Sep 24 at 11:32
  • How about the extent of the journey? – Weather Vane Sep 24 at 11:47
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    Seems like there should be an easy way to avoid the issue completely because once the distance is established the duration depends on speed. I mean, as it stands, it's just a different way of saying "The journey is 100 km, and we are traveling at 100 km/h". The common phrase "the trip takes an hour" is based on assumed knowledge like highway speeds. – By137 Sep 24 at 11:55
  • I think regardless of the word (or lack of word) you use, you should use or, instead of and, to avoid the impression that you go 100 km, then travel an additional hour: The journey is 100 km, or 1 hour. – Zack Sep 24 at 13:07

If you need to use a word, you could use measure:

1 d (1) : a measured quantity
1 d (2) : amount, degree
// giving children a greater measure of freedom

In the case of the example sentence:

The measure of the journey is 100km and 1 hour.

Note, however, that that while this is correct, it sounds somewhat old-fashioned. As was added in a comment under the question, you could simply not use a word at all:

The measure of the journey is 100 km and (takes) 1 hour.

  • In the last sentence, I'd use "takes" rather than "is". – Mr Lister Sep 24 at 13:22

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