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lon·gev·i·ty

 (lŏn-jĕv′ĭ-tē, lôn-)
n. pl. lon·gev·i·ties
1.
a. Long life; great duration of life: His longevity vexed his heirs.
b. Length or duration of life or viability: comparing the longevity of men and women; factors that affect the longevity of seeds.
2. Long duration or continuance, as in an occupation: had unusual longevity in the company; her longevity as a star.

[Late Latin longaevitās, from Latin longaevus, ancient : longus, long; see del- in Indo-European roots + aevum, age; see aiw- in Indo-European roots.]

lon·ge′vous (-jē′vəs) adj.
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longevity

(lɒnˈdʒɛvɪtɪ)
n
1. long life
2. relatively long duration of employment, service, etc
[C17: from Late Latin longaevitās, from Latin longaevus long-lived, from longus long1 + aevum age]
longevous adj
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lon•gev•i•ty

(lɒnˈdʒɛv ɪ ti, lɔn-)

n.
1. long life; great duration of individual life: a family known for longevity.
2. length of life: research in longevity.
3. length of service, tenure, etc.; seniority: promotions based on longevity.
[1605–15; < Late Latin longaevitās. See longevous, -ity]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.longevity - duration of servicelongevity - duration of service; "her longevity as a star"; "had unusual longevity in the company"
longness - duration as an extension
2.longevity - the property of being long-lived
oldness - the opposite of youngness
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Translations
طول العُمْر
dlouhověkost
lang levetid
hosszú élet
langlífi
ilgaamžiškumas
ilgmūžība
dĺžka života
uzun ömürlü

longevity

[lɒnˈdʒevɪtɪ] Nlongevidad f
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longevity

[lɒnˈdʒɛvɪti] n [person] → longévité f; [event, situation] → longue durée flong-grain rice nriz m longlong-haired [ˌlɒŋˈhɛərd] adj
[person] → aux cheveux longs
[animal] → aux longs poils
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longevity

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longevity

[lɒŋˈdʒɛvɪtɪ] nlongevità
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longevity

(lonˈdʒevəti) noun
great length of life.
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lon·gev·i·ty

[MIM*152430]
n. longevidad, ancianidad, duración larga de la vida.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

longevity

n longevidad f
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References in classic literature ?
Moreover: we are to consider, that from the presumed great longevity of whales, their probably attaining the age of a century and more, therefore at any one period of time, several distinct adult generations must be contemporary.
Owing to the waning resources of the planet it evidently became necessary to counteract the increasing longevity which their remarkable skill in therapeutics and surgery produced, and so human life has come to be considered but lightly on Mars, as is evidenced by their dangerous sports and the almost continual warfare between the various communities.
One who practices sleeping in the woods with nothing under him but the dry leaves and the damp earth, and nothing over him but the branches from which the leaves have fallen and the sky from which the earth has fallen, cannot hope for great longevity, and Frayser had already attained the age of thirty-two.
Bahia Blanca -- Geology -- Numerous gigantic Quadrupeds -- Recent Extinction -- Longevity of species -- Large Animals do not require a luxuriant vegetation -- Southern Africa -- Siberian Fossils -- Two Species of Ostrich -- Habits of Oven-bird -- Armadilloes -- Venomous Snake, Toad, Lizard -- Hybernation of Animal -- Habits of Sea-Pen -- Indian Wars and Massacres -- Arrow-head, antiquarian Relic.
If our soldiers are not overburdened with money, it is not because they have a distaste for riches; if their lives are not unduly long, it is not because they are disinclined to longevity.
There must have been places and conditions which made for greater longevity, greater size, greater strength than was usual.
Sometimes it seems as if they grudge the longevity which postpones their chance of an effective scene.
The longevity of Cape Horn whaling voyages is proverbial, frequently extending over a period of four or five years.
Their only talent was longevity, and no artist should be allowed to live after he's forty; by then a man has done his best work, all he does after that is repetition.
Very orderly and methodical he looked, with a hand on each knee, and a loud watch ticking a sonorous sermon under his flapped waist-coat, as though it pitted its gravity and longevity against the levity and evanescence of the brisk fire.
We should have cut into the water like a hot knife through butter, and have been totally submerged with scarce a jar--I have done it a thousand times--but I did not dare submerge the Coldwater for fear that it would remain submerged to the end of time--a condition far from conducive to the longevity of commander or crew.
Will he see his family physician, and obtain a medicine that shall preserve him, to be an honor and blessing to his race, until the utmost term of patriarchal longevity? Will Judge Pyncheon, above all, make due apologies to that company of honorable friends, and satisfy them that his absence from the festive board was unavoidable, and so fully retrieve himself in their good opinion that he shall yet be Governor of Massachusetts?