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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlifespanlife‧span /ˈlaɪfspæn/ ●○○ noun [countable]  LIFEthe average length of time that someone will live or that something will continue to worklifetime Men have a shorter lifespan than women.a lifespan of 5 days/10 years etc A TV set has an average lifespan of 11 years.
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lifespanNot an acceptable lifespan in my opinion.As with any living or replica plant material, there is an average lifespan for plants.We must return to the fundamental question: is the extension of the human lifespan actually desirable?In other words, governments, which formally at least set the political agenda, have relatively limited lifespans.The natural lifespan of a pig is 10-12 years.Now, he is hopeful that the child will have a normal lifespan.Authorities estimate that smoking trims between 12 and 15 years off a person's lifespan.Saltwater fish have a shorter lifespan in the aquarium.Safety is a basic human requirement for survival, development, health and self-fulfilment at every stage of the lifespan.In general their lifespan is shortened due to mouth rot.Capital costs are expressed as annual equivalents assuming a seven year lifespan for the equipment and a 5% discount rate.
From Longman Business Dictionarylifespanlife‧span /ˈlaɪfspæn/ noun [countable] the period of time during which something will continue to be usefulThe new water distribution system could save hundreds of millions of pounds over its 150-yearlifespan.
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