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Princeton's WordNet

  1. life, lifetime, life-time, lifespannoun

    the period during which something is functional (as between birth and death)

    "the battery had a short life"; "he lived a long and happy life"


  1. lifespannoun

    The length of time for which an organism lives.

    Some clams have lifespans far longer than those of human beings.

  2. lifespannoun

    The length of time for which something exists or is current or valid.


  1. Lifespan

    Lifespan is a 1976 Dutch thriller film directed by Alexander Whitelaw and starring Hiram Keller, Tina Aumont and Klaus Kinski.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lifespan' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2656

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'lifespan' in Nouns Frequency: #1178

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lifespan in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lifespan in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of lifespan in a Sentence

  1. Tom Garey:

    Be mindful of your body, if something is out of the norm, go get it checked. Because if it’s ALS, the sooner the diagnosis the longer lifespan you have, because they can start treating you.

  2. Qu Jing:

    These mice show after 6-8 months overall improved appearance and grip strength and most importantly they have extended lifespan for about 25%.

  3. Ken Dychtwald:

    We also have people dying longer, we are able to keep people alive without much quality of life in many cases. We haven't done a great job of making healthspan match up with lifespan, which is both miserable and unbelievably costly - and frightening.

  4. Mark Mattson:

    You think of diseases when you think of lifespan -- like cardiovascular disease, cancer and diabetes -- as major causes of death.

  5. Khaled Al-Suwaidi:

    I never thought about my lifespan whatsoever, i just thought about my next meal.

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    having or resembling a stinger or barb
    • A. aculeate
    • B. eloquent
    • C. elusive
    • D. tacky

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