mean life


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mean life

n
(General Physics) physics the average time of existence of an unstable or reactive entity, such as a nucleus, elementary particle, charge carrier, etc; lifetime. It is equal to the half-life divided by 0.693 15. Symbol: τ
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It will mean life more abundant for the manhood of the young boys born and growing up--ay, and life more abundant for the young girls born and growing up to share the lives of the young men.
I perceive that we inhabitants of New England live this mean life that we do because our vision does not penetrate the surface of things.
He was a coward, from head to foot; and showed his dastardly nature through his sullenness and mortification, as much as at any time of his mean life.
THE drugs the NHS can afford to prescribe can mean life or death.
When capital punishment was abolished, it was stated that life would mean life but we now have "life sentences" of only 23 years, which is an insult to the victims and their families.
The European Court of Human Rights agreed that whole-life sentences breached human rights and the shock ruling led to a national debate over whether life should mean life.
In an emotional interview, Coral Jones spoke of the family's relief that British judges have ruled life sentences should mean life for Britain's worst criminals.
When Eedle was sentenced the maximum term he could get was 15 years which seemed ridiculous, it's gone up now but in my opinion life should mean life.
European judges say that life can never mean life, as removing the chance of release for even the most dangerous offenders is a breach of human rights.
Life should mean life for anyone found guilty of killing.
The mean life span of male flies receiving 200 mg/liter carnosine approached that of females.
Professor Nikola Popovski shares this view and says that even if a country declares bankruptcy it does not mean life would end.