longevity

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lon·gev·i·ty

noun \län-ˈje-və-tē, ln-\

: long life : the fact of living for many years

: length of life

: the length of time that something or someone lasts or continues

Full Definition of LONGEVITY

1
a :  a long duration of individual life
b :  length of life <a study of longevity>
2
:  long continuance :  permanence, durability

Examples of LONGEVITY

  1. His longevity was remarkable considering he had been so sick when he was a child.
  2. Better medical treatment has led to greater longevity.
  3. a study of human longevity
  4. The longevity of a car's tires depends on how the car is driven.
  5. They're trying to increase the product's longevity.

Origin of LONGEVITY

Late Latin longaevitas, from Latin longaevus long-lived, from longus long + aevum age — more at aye
First Known Use: 1615

Other Biology Terms

autochthonous, fecund, homunculus, phylogeny, substrate

lon·gev·i·ty

noun \län-ˈjev-ət-ē, ln-\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural lon·gev·i·ties

Medical Definition of LONGEVITY

1
: a long duration of individual life <attributed his longevity to daily exercise and a healthy diet>
2
: length of life <studies in longevity>

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