lifespan

lifespan life‧span [ˈlaɪfspæn] noun [countable]
the period of time during which something will continue to be useful:

• The new water distribution system could save hundreds of millions of pounds over its 150-year lifespan.

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lifespan UK US /ˈlaɪfspæn/ noun [C]
the length of time for which something exists or lasts: »

It is battery operated and has a lifespan of two to three years.

over sth's lifespan »

Water entering the reservoir over its lifespan adds decaying plant matter.


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • lifespan — lifespan. = longevity (см.). (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • lifespan — lifespan. См. продолжительность жизни. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • lifespan — also life span, 1918, from LIFE (Cf. life) (n.) + SPAN (Cf. span) (n.1) …   Etymology dictionary

  • lifespan — ► NOUN ▪ the length of time for which a person or animal lives or a thing functions …   English terms dictionary

  • lifespan — [[t]la͟ɪfspæn[/t]] lifespans also life span 1) N VAR: oft with poss The lifespan of a person, animal, or plant is the period of time for which they live or are normally expected to live. A 15 year lifespan is not uncommon for a dog... They have… …   English dictionary

  • lifespan */*/ — UK [ˈlaɪfˌspæn] / US noun [countable] Word forms lifespan : singular lifespan plural lifespans 1) the length of time that a person or animal lives or is expected to live The natural lifespan of a pig is 10–12 years. 2) the length of time that… …   English dictionary

  • lifespan — life|span W3 [ˈlaıfspæn] n the average length of time that someone will live or that something will continue to work →↑lifetime ▪ Men have a shorter lifespan than women. a lifespan of 5 days/10 years etc ▪ A TV set has an average lifespan of 11… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lifespan — life|span [ laıf,spæn ] noun count ** 1. ) the length of time that a person or animal lives or is expected to live: The natural lifespan of a pig is 10 12 years. 2. ) the length of time that something continues to exist or be good enough to use:… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • lifespan — noun a) The length of time for which an organism lives. Some clams have lifespans far longer than those of human beings. b) The length of time for which something exists or is current or valid. The virtual enterprise forum developed several… …   Wiktionary

  • lifespan — noun (C) the average length of time that someone will live or that something will continue to work: Men have a shorter lifespan than women. compare lifetime …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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