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Somehow, stars have a lot of class if they are done right; they never have a shelf life.
Bella Freud

Meaning of "shelf life" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SHELF LIFE

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SHELF LIFE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Shelf life 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 SHELF LIFE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

shelf life

Shelf life

Shelf life is the length of time that a commodity may be stored without becoming unfit for use or consumption. It applies to foods, beverages, pharmaceutical drugs, chemicals, and many other perishable items. In some regions, an advisory best before, mandatory use by, or freshness date is required on packaged perishable foods.

Definition of shelf life in the English dictionary

The definition of shelf life in the dictionary is the length of time a packaged food, chemical, etc, will last without deteriorating.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SHELF LIFE

sheldduck
sheldrake
shelduck
shelf
shelf ice
shelf mark
shelf-stacker
shelfful
shelflike
shelfroom
shelftalker
shelfy
shell
shell bean
shell company
shell game
shell gland
shell jacket
shell out
shell program

WORDS THAT END LIKE SHELF LIFE

a dog´s life
come to life
country life
daily life
family life
for dear life
go for your life
home life
life
love life
marine life
not on your life
quality of life
real life
school life
sex life
social life
still life
to the life
tree of life
way of life

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

SYNONYMS

Translation of «shelf life» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SHELF LIFE

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

Translator English - Chinese

保质期
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

vida útil
570 millions of speakers

English

shelf life
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

शेल्फ जीवन
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

مدة الصلاحية
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

срок годности
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vida de prateleira
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

শেলফ জীবন
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

durée de vie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

jangka hayat
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Haltbarkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

貯蔵寿命
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

수명
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Umur simpenan
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thời hạn sử dụng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

அடுக்கு வாழ்க்கை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शेल्फ लाइफ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

raf ömrü
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

durata di conservazione
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

okres trwałości
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

термін придатності
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

termenul de valabilitate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ζωής στο ράφι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

raklewe
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hållbarhetstid
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

holdbarhet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of shelf life

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SHELF LIFE»

The term «shelf life» is quite widely used and occupies the 27.468 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SHELF LIFE» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «SHELF LIFE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word shelf life.
1
Kabir Bedi
Every relationship comes with a shelf life; that duration could be a minute or even a lifetime. If, for whatever reasons, a relationship cannot last a lifetime, contrary to what the two people imagined, then both the individuals have to be communicative and have to understand and accept the reality.
2
Shaun Cassidy
I was a teen idol and that has a short shelf life.
3
Joe Dante
What's the shelf life of a 1931 movie? If it still exists, there will always be film buffs and a niche audience who will want to see it. But in terms of people even understanding in common usage, some of the words we use to describe these movies, I don't know how long that's going to last.
4
Bella Freud
Somehow, stars have a lot of class if they are done right; they never have a shelf life.
5
Bill Gates
Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.
6
Joseph Kosinski
Movies don't sit in the theaters for an entire summer like they did in 1982. Now you've got a two- or three-week shelf life so you need to have that awareness right off the bat. And in order to make a lot of people know about your movie, you need to be out there banging the drum and showing your stuff.
7
John Mortimer
The shelf life of the modern hardback writer is somewhere between the milk and the yogurt.
8
Myles Munroe
We live in a disposable, 'cast-off and throw-away' society that has largely lost any real sense of permanence. Ours is a world of expiration dates, limited shelf life, and planned obsolescence. Nothing is absolute.
9
L.A. Reid
I'm not a good Samaritan, I'm a businessman... The goal is to read and react. If we sign an artist that has potential for a shelf life way out in the distance, then we'll stay. But if not, then we won't.
10
Calvin Trillin
The shelf life of the average trade book is somewhere between milk and yogurt.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SHELF LIFE»

Discover the use of shelf life in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to shelf life and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Shelf Life: Stories by the Book
Ten short stories in which the lives of young people in different circumstances are changed by their encounters with books.
Gary Paulsen, 2003
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Shelf Life
From 'Puke' playing cards to 'Climax' disinfectant, 'Colon' washing powder to 'Cocagne' mackerel fillets and 'Kack' liquorice, this is a bitingly funny and stylish celebration of glorious misadventures in translation.
Rosie Walford, Paul West, Paula Benson, 2004
3
Understanding and Measuring the Shelf-life of Food
The shelf-life of a product is critical in determining both its quality and profitability. This important collection reviews the key factors in determining shelf-life and how it can be measured.
Robert Steele, 2004
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Shelf Life
Discussing the close relationship between food safety and shelf life this book is an essential resource for all food industry professionals and scholars who need to gain an overview of this extremely important subject.
Dominic Man, 2008
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Shelf Life Evaluation of Foods
This book begins with six chapters reviewing the principles of shelf-life evaluation, followed by ten chapters on a number of selected food products such as chilled yogurt and other dairy desserts, seafood, and meat.
C.M.D. Man, Adrian A. Jones, 2000
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Shelf Life Assessment of Food
Providing researchers and food industry operators with up-to-date data and procedures, this volume surveys the most critical factors and methods for obtaining accurate and reliable shelf life dating.
Maria Cristina Nicoli, 2012
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Shelf Life: Supermarkets and the Changing Cultures of ...
Yet this book is more than narrative history.
Kim Humphery, 1998
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Food Packaging and Shelf Life: A Practical Guide
Organized according to chapters devoted to specific food products, this practical handbook defines the indices of failure for foods as diverse as milk, fruits, bottled water, juices, vegetables, fish, and beef.
Gordon L. Robertson, 2009
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Shelf Life: How I Found The Meaning of Life Stacking ...
From checkout charlies to banana rage, from short-changed lows to cold store highs, Shelf Life is a pick-n-mix of wit and wisdom for anyone who loves life and hopes for more - no matter where they find themselves.
Simon Parke, 2009
10
Food Shelf Life Stability: Chemical, Biochemical, and ...
Food Shelf Life Stability provides a unique approach to understanding this critical subject by examining physical, chemical, and biochemical factors affecting food quality.
Michael Eskin, David S. Robinson, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SHELF LIFE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term shelf life is used in the context of the following news items.
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USDA releases peanut engineered to have a longer shelf life
What makes these peanuts have a longer shelf life is their high amount of oleic acid, compared to another fatty acid called linoleic acid. Fats can go rancid when ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
2
Philly Songwriter Shelf Life Premieres "The Curse"
The first leak from Shelf Life's debut full-length, "The Curse," is about facing your demons. Its somber acoustic melodies and deadpan, occasionally grim poetry ... «The FADER, Jun 15»
3
Shippers aim for longer shelf life
California cherry shippers are invested in finding solutions that ensure product has a longer shelf life. Brianna Shales, communications manager for Wenatchee, ... «The Packer, Apr 15»
4
Shelf Life: Finally Closing on Broadway
For a while, if you were in New York City at night, and walked down Broadway, right under the marquee of the Ed Sullivan Theater where "Late Show With David ... «Comic Book Resources, Apr 15»
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The big fresh food con: Alarming truth behind the chocolate muffin …
Industry tricks to extend shelf life mean that many of the 'fresh' foods we buy – from ... MAP can add five or six days to the shelf life of a sandwich; just the job for ... «The Independent, Mar 15»
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Maglio watermelon bags seek extended shelf life
Maglio & Co. is expanding its offering of two fresh-cut watermelon pouches that target extended shelf life, including this one for a half-cut seedless watermelon. «The Packer, Jan 15»
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Reduce Your Shelf Life; Eat More Frozen Pizza
Trans fats are used to give food a longer shelf life. Just as chocolate can be good for your brain and memory by helping your cells with anti-oxidants, researchers ... «Christian Broadcasting Network, Nov 14»
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Shelf Life: 10 Pieces Blurring The Lines Between Streetwear and …
Welcome to Shelf Life, where our go-to shops tell us the stuff they're most excited to be stocking right now. Here, Simon and Hannes Hogeman, the duo behind ... «GQ Magazine, Sep 14»
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Shelf Life: 10 Built-to-Last Basics Available Now at Gentry
Welcome to "Shelf Life," where our go-to shops tell us the stuff they're most excited to be stocking right now. Here, Gentry's Michael Baquerizo breaks down ... «GQ Magazine, Sep 14»
10
Modi Govt Eyes Nuclear Technology To Increase Shelf Life Of Fruits …
We saw a presentation by Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) on how application of radiation technology improved the shelf life of onions and potatoes." «Businessinsider India, Jul 14»

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