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timespan

[tahym-span]
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noun
  1. a span of time; time frame.

Origin of timespan

First recorded in 1930–35; time + span1
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Examples from the Web for timespan

Historical Examples

  • Could you give me an estimate on the timespan on those three shots?

    Warren Commission (6 of 26): Hearings Vol. VI (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy

  • Was there any timespan which you could discern between the first and second shots and what you have described as the flurry?

    Warren Commission (2 of 26): Hearings Vol. II (of 15)

    The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy


Word Origin and History for timespan

n.

1933, from time (n.) + span (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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