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life·span

also life span  (līf′spăn′)
n.
1. A lifetime.
2. The average or maximum length of time an organism, material, or object can be expected to survive or last.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lifespan - the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death); "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
birth - the time when something begins (especially life); "they divorced after the birth of the child"; "his election signaled the birth of a new age"
demise, dying, death - the time when something ends; "it was the death of all his plans"; "a dying of old hopes"
afterlife, hereafter - life after death
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
eld, age - a time of life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld"
Translations
Lebensspanne

lifespan

life span [ˈlaɪfspæn] n
[person, animal, plant] → durée f de vie
A 15-year lifespan is not uncommon for a dog → Une durée de vie de 15 ans n'est pas inhabituelle pour un chien.
[product, organization, idea] → durée f de vie
Most boilers have a lifespan of 15 to 20 years → La plupart des chaudières ont une durée de vie de 15 à 20 ans.life story nbiographie f
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