noun lon·gev·i·ty \län-ˈje-və-tē, lȯn-\
: long life : the fact of living for many years
: length of life
: the length of time that something or someone lasts or continues
a : a long duration of individual life
b : length of life <a study of longevity>
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Examples of LONGEVITY
- His longevity was remarkable considering he had been so sick when he was a child.
- Better medical treatment has led to greater longevity.
- a study of human longevity
- The longevity of a car's tires depends on how the car is driven.
- 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
: a long duration of individual life <attributed his longevity to daily exercise and a healthy diet>
: length of life <studies in longevity>
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