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The life expectancy is much longer today than it was when Social Security was created.
Virginia Foxx

Meaning of "life expectancy" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF LIFE EXPECTANCY

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LIFE EXPECTANCY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Life expectancy is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES LIFE EXPECTANCY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Life expectancy

Life expectancy is the expected number of years of life remaining at a given age. It is denoted by, which means the average number of subsequent years of life for someone now aged, according to a particular mortality experience. Because life expectancy is an average, a particular person may well die many years before or many years after their "expected" survival. The term "maximum life span" has a quite different meaning. The "median life span" is also a different concept although fairly similar to life expectancy numerically in most developed countries. The term that is known as life expectancy is most often used in the context of human populations, but is also used in plant or animal ecology; it is calculated by the analysis of life tables. The term life expectancy may also be used in the context of manufactured objects, although the related term shelf life is used for consumer products and the terms "mean time to breakdown" and "mean time between failures" are used in engineering.

Definition of life expectancy in the English dictionary

The definition of life expectancy in the dictionary is the statistically determined average number of years of life remaining after a specified age for a given group of individuals Also called: expectation of life.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LIFE EXPECTANCY

life annuity
life assurance
life belt
life buoy
life class
life coach
life cycle
life drawing
life estate
life force
life form
Life Guards
life history
life imprisonment
life instinct
life insurance
life interest
life jacket
life lesson
life mask

WORDS THAT END LIKE LIFE EXPECTANCY

accountancy
blatancy
constancy
consultancy
dilatancy
dubitancy
executancy
exorbitancy
expectancy
fancy
financial accountancy
hesitancy
inconstancy
inexpectancy
inhabitancy
instancy
irritancy
management consultancy
militancy
precipitancy
reluctancy

Synonyms and antonyms of life expectancy in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «life expectancy» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LIFE EXPECTANCY

Find out the translation of life expectancy to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of life expectancy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «life expectancy» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

寿命
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

esperanza de vida
570 millions of speakers

English

life expectancy
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जीवन प्रत्याशा
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

متوسط ​​العمر المتوقع
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

продолжительность жизни
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

expectativa de vida
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আয়ু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

espérance de vie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

jangka hayat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Lebenserwartung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

平均余命
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

평균 기대 수명
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umur harapan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

tuổi thọ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆயுள் எதிர்பார்ப்பு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आयुर्मान
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ortalama ömrü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

durata media della vita
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

oczekiwana długość życia
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

тривалість життя
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

speranța de viață
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προσδόκιμο ζωής
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

lewensverwagting
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

livslängden
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

levealder
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of life expectancy

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LIFE EXPECTANCY»

The term «life expectancy» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.522 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LIFE EXPECTANCY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about life expectancy

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10 QUOTES WITH «LIFE EXPECTANCY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word life expectancy.
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Julie Bishop
Advances in science and medical research and public health policies have meant that life expectancy for Australians is one of the highest in the world.
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Quentin Bryce
I think we have to keep working enormously hard to see that every single Indigenous child - every Australian child - has true equality of opportunity. We've got to work harder at it. I think, you know, the heartland issue for us is the gap; the gap in life expectancy in this country.
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Ken Buck
We've got to make sure our younger workers understand that as life expectancy increases, the retirement date for benefits increases also.
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Ron Chernow
I think one of the important things that's happened in the course of the century is that life expectancy has doubled.
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Eric Dickerson
In the NFL, you have a short shelf life. As a running back, if you're the first pick, and you're NFL life expectancy is only 3.5-6 years, your first big contract might not come until three years in - well, you might never get there. They need to get those signing bonuses up front because nothing is guaranteed.
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Niall Ferguson
It's all very well for us to sit here in the West with our high incomes and cushy lives, and say it's immoral to violate the sovereignty of another state. But if the effect of that is to bring people in that country economic and political freedom, to raise their standard of living, to increase their life expectancy, then don't rule it out.
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Virginia Foxx
The life expectancy is much longer today than it was when Social Security was created.
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Jim Yong Kim
In my own view, the life expectancy of Native Americans in the United States is one of the really great moral crises that we face.
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Jack Kingston
Most people understand life expectancy has changed since Social Security started in 1937 when folks lived to be 59 years old. Today, they live to be 77 years old.
10
Mike Krzyzewski
The life expectancy of a team is about eight months. Then the next year, it's a whole new team.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LIFE EXPECTANCY»

Discover the use of life expectancy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to life expectancy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Life Expectancy
BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Dean Koontz's The City.
Dean Koontz, 2007
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Life Expectancy
In the dazzling new thriller from the master of dark suspense, the hand of fate reaches out to touch an ordinary man with greatness. So long as he is ready. So long as he is, above all, afraid.
Dean Koontz, 2009
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Life Expectancy
A dying man's clairvoyant prophesies about his grandson, Jimmy Tock, reveal five terrifying and horrific events, occuring on five different days at different periods in his life, that will turn the young man's world upside down. 600,000 ...
Dean Koontz, 2012
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Rising Life Expectancy: A Global History
This book traces the global history of rising life expectancy in the last 200 years.
James C. Riley, 2001
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Poverty and Life Expectancy: The Jamaica Paradox
A 2005 multidisciplinary study explaining Jamaica's rise from low to high life expectancy.
James C. Riley, 2005
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East-West Life Expectancy Gap in Europe: Environmental and ...
Proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Environmental and Non-Environmental Determinants of the East-West Life Expectancy Gap, Surrey, United Kingdom, March 20-22, 1995
C. Hertzman, Shona Kelly, Martin Bobak, 1996
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Fatigue Design: Life Expectancy of Machine Parts
The solutions demonstrate the authors' detailed analyses of failure and are intended to be used as preventive guidelines. The cases are a unique feature of the book.
Eliahu Zahavi, Vladimir Torbilo, Solomon Press, 1996
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Diet, Life Expectancy, and Chronic Disease : Studies of ...
While this is a scholarly book, it is written in clear English and contains an extensive glossary so that it should be accessible to a wide audience.
Gary E. Fraser Loma Linda University, 2003
9
Work, Stress, Disease and Life Expectancy
An evaluation of the recent medical research on stress and illness and the role of psychological factors in mental health and physical disease.
Ben C. Fletcher, C Fletcher, 1991
10
Improve Your Life Expectancy - Live Long Lean and Healthy
Use this book to reward yourself and your loved one to upgrade your life and live longer and leaner.
Edward Chipeta, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LIFE EXPECTANCY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term life expectancy is used in the context of the following news items.
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Life Expectancy Drops With Diabetes-CVD Combo
Smokers and people with HIV have been found to lose about 10 to 11 years of life expectancy, the study authors said. By comparison, having 2 ... «Renal and Urology News, Jul 15»
2
Fags and fat are eating away at life expectancy in Lincolnshire …
Just how healthy are Lincoln's 96,000 residents? Obesity and tobacco abuse are all having an effect on life expectancy. Paul Whitelam asks ... «Lincolnshire Echo, Jul 15»
3
Life expectancy figures show scale of Devon's health inequality
The central ward figures, which are the lowest in the county, compare with an average life expectancy across North Devon of 81.5 years and ... «North Devon Journal, Jul 15»
4
French Cities Offer Greater Life Expectancy
A new study reveals that people living in French cities have a greater life expectancy. The study, carried out by Les Echoes Newspaper, found ... «CDA News, Jul 15»
5
Indy ZIP code's life expectancy lower than Iraq's. Why?
There's no doubt that great disparities exist around the world when it comes to life expectancy. But an Indiana University report reveals that ... «Indianapolis Star, Jul 15»
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Study: A Few Miles Can Have A Drastic Effect On Life Expectancy
Life expectancy here is nearly 84. Similar to Switzerland and Japan. But just 15 miles south, it drops to 69, lower than life expectancy in Iraq. «WFYI, Jul 15»
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Drastic changes in regional life expectancy disparities in Germany
Fig. 1: Regional life expectancy at birth in Germany 1910. Calculated on the basis of averaged mortality data for the period 1908-1913. Source: ... «Phys.Org, Jul 15»
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Life expectancy up by 3 years
The average life expectancy in Bangladesh has gone up by around three years, from 67.2 years in 2009 to 70.4 years in 2013, according to a ... «DhakaTribune, Jul 15»
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Why Life Expectancy Is Longer for Women Worldwide
That's right: According to the latest U.S. report, life expectancy for the ladies is 81.2 years compared to 76.4 years for males (sorry, guys!). «Shape Magazine, Jul 15»
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Mapped: New data shows average life expectancy of each ward in …
The report, written by Dr Virginia Pearson, identifies Newton Poppleford and Harpford as having the longest life expectancy, of 89 years. «Exeter Express and Echo, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Life expectancy [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/life-expectancy>. Aug 2020 ».
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