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life expectancy

n.
The number of years that an individual is expected to live as determined by statistics.

life expectancy

n
(Biology) the statistically determined average number of years of life remaining after a specified age for a given group of individuals. Also called: expectation of life

life′ expect`ancy


n.
the number of years an individual is expected to live, according to statistical estimates taking into account sex, physical condition, occupation, etc.
[1930–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.life expectancy - an expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities
anticipation, expectancy - something expected (as on the basis of a norm); "each of them had their own anticipations"; "an indicator of expectancy in development"
Translations
مُعَدَّل طول العُمْر
průměrná délka života
levealder
valószínû élettartam
lífslíkur
priemerná dĺžka života
ömüryaşam süresi

life expectancy

ndurata media della vita

life

(laif) plural lives (laivz) noun
1. the quality belonging to plants and animals which distinguishes them from rocks, minerals etc and things which are dead. Doctors are fighting to save the child's life.
2. the period between birth and death. He had a long and happy life.
3. liveliness. She was full of life and energy.
4. a manner of living. She lived a life of ease and idleness.
5. the period during which any particular state exists. He had many different jobs during his working life.
6. living things. It is now believed that there may be life on Mars; animal life.
7. the story of a life. He has written a life of Churchill.
8. life imprisonment. He was given life for murder.
ˈlifeless adjective
1. dead. a lifeless body.
2. not lively; uninteresting. The actress gave a lifeless performance.
ˈlifelike adjective
like a living person, animal etc. The statue was very lifelike; a lifelike portrait.
life-and-ˈdeath adjective
serious and deciding between life and death. a life-and-death struggle.
ˈlifebelt noun
a ring or belt filled with air or made of a material which floats, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeboat noun
a boat for saving shipwrecked people.
ˈlifebuoy noun
a buoy intended to support a person in the water till he can be rescued.
ˈlife-cycle noun
the various stages through which a living thing passes. the life-cycle of the snail.
life expectancy
the (average) length of time a person can expect to live.
ˈlifeguard noun
a person employed to protect and rescue swimmers at a swimming-pool, beach etc.
ˈlife-jacket noun
a sleeveless jacket filled with material that will float, for keeping a person afloat.
ˈlifeline noun
a rope for support in dangerous operations or thrown to rescue a drowning person.
ˈlifelong adjective
lasting the whole length of a life. a lifelong friendship.
ˈlife-saving noun
the act or skill of rescuing people from drowning. The boy is being taught life-saving.
ˈlife-size(d) adjective, adverb
(of a copy, drawing etc) as large as the original. a life-sized statue.
ˈlifetime noun
the period of a person's life. He saw many changes in his lifetime.
as large as life
in person; actually. I went to the party and there was John as large as life.
bring to life
to make lively or interesting. His lectures really brought the subject to life.
come to life
to become lively or interesting. The play did not come to life until the last act.
for life
until death. They became friends for life.
the life and soul of the party
a person who is very active, enthusiastic, amusing etc at a party.
not for the life of me
not even if it was necessary in order to save my life. I couldn't for the life of me remember his name!
not on your life!
certainly not!. `Will you get married?' `Not on your life!'
take life
to kill. It is a sin to take life.
take one's life
to kill oneself.
take one's life in one's hands
to take the risk of being killed.
to the life
exactly (like). When he put on that uniform, he was Napoleon to the life.
References in periodicals archive ?
In Europe, there is a rapid increase in the average life span - from the beginning of the 20th century to the beginning of the 21st century it has increased by 2.
Average life span in the 17th century was 35, because of high infant mortality rate.
That's significant considering that the average life span of a yellow-bellied marmot is about 15 years.
But too often, the average life span of a pilot project of three years proves too short to create a real purposeful impact.
In a statement on occasion of World Seniors Day, she said that the number of elderly people has increased significantly as a result of an increase in the average life span and a decrease in the birth rate.
The 2015 research shows that babies born in Japan could expect to live the longest with an average life span predicted to be 83.
The average life span in Italy is just shy of 83 years, according to the World Bank.
Hydroelectric plants, the world over, have average life span of 30 to 35 years, but WAPDA still successfully operates its hydel power stations, majority of which are far older than their mean average life.
The report also revealed that the average life span in Israel has reached a record 82.
THE average life span of a grey squirrel is 11 or 12 months.
Research unveiled at the weekend shows regular exercise can reduce ageing and increase the average life span.
The average life span of pool surfaces is 10 years.