the longest period over which the life of any organism or species may extend, according to the available biological knowledge concerning it.
the longevity of an individual.
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How to use life span in a sentence
It charges from ambient light and the cell should last roughly seven years, which Samsung claims is the typical life span of a TV.Samsung is betting big on tiny LEDs for its 2021 TV lineup | Stan Horaczek | January 9, 2021 | Popular-Science
LinkedIn Stories have a limited life span, making them ideal for communicating less refined, off-the-cuff material right in real-time.Five strategies to promote your business using LinkedIn Stories | Aayush | December 31, 2020 | Search Engine Watch
If you get one that’s waterproof, you can use it pretty much anywhere, and you won’t have to worry about blades with severely limited life spans.Best electric shaver: Get a smooth shave with our picks | Jeremy Helligar | December 18, 2020 | Popular-Science
The woman, Sherber noted, had not purchased new cosmetics in a while and seemed to think that because she was not using her eye makeup often that it “extended the life span of the product.”Bacteria can grow on your neglected makeup and brushes. Here’s what to toss and what to clean. | Allyson Chiu | December 17, 2020 | Washington Post
It turns out that coveting—and, often, buying—the gear you think you need rather than the gear you actually need is pretty common, even more so when it comes to expensive hard goods with long life spans, like skis and bikes.Your Brain Is Tricking You into Buying the Wrong Gear | Heather Hansman | November 24, 2020 | Outside Online
MSNBC has been a liberal pushback channel only for five years or so, or less than half the life span of the 24-7 cycle.The Democrats Need to Stop Freaking Out About Obamacare and Take Charge | Michael Tomasky | November 14, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Even the average man will shorten his life span like a Cro-Magnon.
In that sense, it appears Allingham not only defied his statistical life span, but longevity science as well.
So, like Ailes, I roughly calculated my life span and number of days I might have left, considering family history.A Tough Year, an Empty Jar—and a Life Lesson from Roger Ailes | Mark McKinnon | January 1, 2009 | THE DAILY BEAST
Since these people have such a short life span our descendants will live hundreds of years longer than theirs.The Double Spy | Dan T. Moore
I can spend a fortune every year for a long life-span, and still leave loot a-plenty behind my taking off.A Pagan of the Hills | Charles Neville Buck
Somehow, the plague incubation period had been shortened to fit their life span; the disease was nothing if not adaptive.Badge of Infamy | Lester del Rey
"If all time is totally present, then you must exist simultaneously at every moment along your individual life span," Allan said.Time and Time Again | Henry Beam Piper
Now, of course, shortened working hours and medical advances have equalized the life-span.This Crowded Earth | Robert Bloch
British Dictionary definitions for life span
the period of time during which a human being, animal, machine, etc, may be expected to live or function under normal conditions
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