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Definitions for longevity
lɒnˈdʒɛv ɪ ti, lɔn-longevi·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. longevity, length of servicenoun

    duration of service

    "her longevity as a star"; "had unusual longevity in the company"

  2. longevity, senioritynoun

    the property of being long-lived

Wiktionary

  1. longevitynoun

    The quality of being long-lasting, especially of life

    Grandfather had incredible longevity uE00025641uE001 he lived to be 105 years old!

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Longevitynoun

    Length of life.

    Etymology: longævus, Latin.

    That those are countries suitable to the nature of man, and convenient to live in, appears from the longevity of the natives. John Ray, on Creation.

    The instances of longevity are chiefly amongst the abstemious. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

Wikipedia

  1. Longevity

    The word "longevity" is sometimes used as a synonym for "life expectancy" in demography. However, the term longevity is sometimes meant to refer only to especially long-lived members of a population, whereas life expectancy is always defined statistically as the average number of years remaining at a given age. For example, a population's life expectancy at birth is the same as the average age at death for all people born in the same year (in the case of cohorts). Longevity is best thought of as a term for general audiences meaning 'typical length of life' and specific statistical definitions should be clarified when necessary. Reflections on longevity have usually gone beyond acknowledging the brevity of human life and have included thinking about methods to extend life. Longevity has been a topic not only for the scientific community but also for writers of travel, science fiction, and utopian novels. There are many difficulties in authenticating the longest human life span ever by modern verification standards, owing to inaccurate or incomplete birth statistics. Fiction, legend, and folklore have proposed or claimed life spans in the past or future vastly longer than those verified by modern standards, and longevity narratives and unverified longevity claims frequently speak of their existence in the present. A life annuity is a form of longevity insurance.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Longevitynoun

    long duration of life; length of life

  2. Etymology: [L. longaevitas. See Longevous.]

Freebase

  1. Longevity

    The word "longevity" is sometimes used as a synonym for "life expectancy" in demography - however, the term "longevity" is sometimes meant to refer only to especially long lived members of a population, whereas "life expectancy" is always defined statistically as the average number of years remaining at a given age. For example, a population's life expectancy at birth is the same as the average age at death for all people born in the same year. Longevity is best thought of as a term for general audiences meaning 'typical length of life' and specific statistical definitions should be clarified when necessary. Reflections on longevity have usually gone beyond acknowledging the brevity of human life and have included thinking about methods to extend life. Longevity has been a topic not only for the scientific community but also for writers of travel, science fiction, and utopian novels. There are many difficulties in authenticating the longest human life span ever by modern verification standards, owing to inaccurate or incomplete birth statistics. Fiction, legend, and folklore have proposed or claimed life spans in the past or future vastly longer than those verified by modern standards, and longevity narratives and unverified longevity claims frequently speak of their existence in the present.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Longevity

    The normal length of time of an organism's life.

Editors Contribution

  1. Longevity

    As we grow older, the beauty steals inward.

    Submitted by anonymous on December 30, 2019  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of longevity in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of longevity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of longevity in a Sentence

  1. Glenn Levine:

    Stress, depression, frustration, anger and a negative outlook on life not only make us unhappy people but negatively impact our health and longevity.

  2. Kylie Ivanir:

    Blueberries are rich in certain anti-inflammatory polyphenols known as flavonoids that fight DNA damage and slow age-related damage to brain cells, these powerful antioxidants enhance longevity by fighting DNA damage and protecting our brain cells from age-related decline in function.

  3. Glenn Howerton:

    We’re going to keep doing this show forever. If we get the right longevity doctor, we’ll see. We’ll keep doing this show as long as FX [Networks] lets us, and as long as we don’t start fighting with each other and hating each other, right now we’re still having fun and making each other laugh and we love each other and it hasn’t ruined our marriages.

  4. John Richie:

    For decades it has been understood that diets restricting sulfur amino acids were beneficial for longevity in animals, this study provides the first epidemiologic evidence that excessive dietary intake of sulfur amino acids may be related to chronic disease outcomes in humans.

  5. Joe Biden:

    I can only notice a couple of you around the room that may be in my category in terms of longevity.

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