life expectancy

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  1. the probable number of years remaining in the life of an individual or class of persons determined statistically, affected by such factors as heredity, physical condition, nutrition, and occupation.

Origin of life expectancy

First recorded in 1930–35
  • Also called expectancy of life.

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British Dictionary definitions for life expectancy

life expectancy

  1. 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

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