expectation of life

expectation of life expecˌtation of ˈlife noun [uncountable] INSURANCE
the length of time that a person is expected to live, depending on where they live, their job, sex etc. Insurance companies use this information to calculate the cost of insuring someone's life, and therefore the amount that people have to pay for that insurance; = LIFE EXPECTANCY

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expectation of life UK US noun [U]
LIFE EXPECTANCY(Cf. ↑life expectancy)

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • expectation of life — life expectancy * * * expectation of life The average length of time that one may expect to live ● expect * * * expectation of life, the average number of years that a person of a certain age can expect to live, as indicated by mortality… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Expectation of life — Expectation Ex pec*ta tion . [L. expectio. exspectio: cf. F. expectation.] 1. The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen. In expectation of a guest. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] My soul, wait thou only upon God,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expectation of life — The average number of years of life an individual of a given age is expected to live if current mortality rates continue to apply; a statistical abstraction based on existing age specific death rates. e. at age x the average number of additional… …   Medical dictionary

  • expectation of life — The presumption of the continuance of life. 22 Am J2d Dth § 294. The expected duration of the life of a man or woman of a particular age, as calculated according to the statistics of mortality and listed in mortality tables. See mortality tables …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • expectation of life. — See life expectancy. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • expectation of life — noun the average duration of life beyond a person s attained age, as shown by mortality tables …   Australian English dictionary

  • expectation of life — See actuarial table expectancy of life mortality tables …   Black's law dictionary

  • expectation of life. — See life expectancy. [1715 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • Expectation — Ex pec*ta tion . [L. expectio. exspectio: cf. F. expectation.] 1. The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen. In expectation of a guest. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] My soul, wait thou only upon God, for my… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • life — [laɪf] noun lives PLURALFORM [laɪvz] [countable] 1. the period of time during which something takes place or exists: • industrial products used during the life of a mining operation • The rate of interest is often subsidized and fixed for the… …   Financial and business terms

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