life expectancy


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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 classic literature ?
The average life expectancy of a Martian after the age of maturity is about three hundred years, but would be nearer the one-thousand mark were it not for the various means leading to violent death.
The Office for National Statistics' latest life expectancy estimates are calculated using data from the 2011 census.
Across the North East, life expectancy shifts dramatically depending on which council ward babies or pensioners live in.
The UK has the 20th highest average life expectancy in the world, with people living until they're 81.
1 - the lowest life expectancy in Only countries in the world - including expectancies of 57.
However, these two terms are often confused with each other; people often take a statement like "the life expectancy was 39 years" to mean that the people of that time or place had a short maximum life span.
For those born in 2014-2016, the highest life expectancy for females is in East Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire - at 83.
When comparing life expectancy between Appalachia residents and people outside the region, the most pronounced gap was among white men, with a difference of 2.
Data released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals the healthy life expectancy for every area in Merseyside.
One table breaks life expectancy averages down by age, and it shows how the average life expectancy for each people of each age has changed since 1900.
8) are the three countries with the lowest life expectancy in the European Union (EU).
The life expectancy gap between the best and the worst performing counties was of a massive 20.