useful life


: the amount of time during which something is in good enough condition to be used
the useful life of a satellite

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Recent Examples on the Web The data minimization approach dictates that sensitive data should not be stored beyond its useful life. Rajesh Parthasarathy, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023

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“Useful life.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Apr. 2023.

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useful life

use·​ful life
: an estimated amount of time during which an asset or facility will yield income or be useful see also depreciation sense 1
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