- a long individual life; great duration of individual life: Our family is known for its longevity.
- the length or duration of life: research in human longevity.
- length of service, tenure, etc.; seniority: promotions based on longevity.
Origin of longevity
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Examples from the Web for longevity
Age is one of many factors, but it will play a larger role in the conversation as Baby Boomers retire and longevity is extended.Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Risky Heart Surgery
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November 26, 2014
The doctors seeking a longevity cure for humans should study The Simpsons, and it continues to be this big, international hit.Harry Shearer on Being Nixon, ‘The Simpsons Movie’ Sequel, and Why Obama Should Return His Nobel
October 21, 2014
In order to be elusive and to have longevity, the oppressor has learned to kill MEN while their bodies remain alive.Deep Thoughts from War Machine's Sexist, Racist Prison Blog
August 21, 2014
Have they contributed to the longevity of my own union with my beloved husband (of 26 years and seven months)?Six Fictional Marriages that Have Gone Very, Very Wrong
Jean Hanff Korelitz
March 25, 2014
Longevity has its place, but I'm not concerned about that now.The Black and White Men Who Saved Martin Luther King’s Life
January 20, 2014
There are instances of longevity (macrobiosis) in our own country.The Devil's Dictionary
He considers her longevity a proof of the kindness she received.
This commonly held belief is based on statistics of longevity and sanitation.Another Sheaf
Friends, a member of the Society of, on instances of longevity, 401.
So the Gods actually were "Gods," at least as far as longevity went.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
- long life
- relatively long duration of employment, service, etc
C17: from Late Latin longaevitās, from Latin longaevus long-lived, from longus long 1 + aevum age
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Word Origin and History for longevity
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Duration of an individual life beyond the norm for the species.
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