longevity
noun Etymology: Late Latin longaevitas, from Latin longaevus long-lived, from longus long + aevum age — more at aye Date: 1615 1. a. a long duration of individual life b. length of life <
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2. long continuance ; permanence, durability

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  • Longevity — Lon*gev i*ty, n. [L. longaevitas. See {Longevous}.] Long duration of life; length of life. [1913 Webster] The instances of longevity are chiefly amongst the abstemious. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • longevity — UK US /lɒnˈdʒevəti/ US  /lɑːnˈdʒevətIi/ noun [U] FORMAL ► the ability to last for a long time: »For longevity in car design, you really need to keep it simple …   Financial and business terms

  • longevity — longevity. См. продолжительность жизни. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • longevity — I noun advancement, age, continuance, continuation, durability, durableness, duration, elderliness, endurance, furtherance, great span of life, lastingness, length of life, long life, longlivedness, maintenance, old age, oldness, perpetuation,… …   Law dictionary

  • longevity — 1610s, from L.L. longaevitatem (nom. longaevitas) great age, long life, from L. longaevus long lived, from longus (see LONG (Cf. long) (adj.)) + aevum lifetime, age (see EON (Cf. eon)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • longevity — meaning ‘long life’, is pronounced lon jev i ti, not long gev i ti …   Modern English usage

  • longevity — [n] long life durability, endurance, lastingness, old age; concepts 411,633 …   New thesaurus

  • longevity — ► NOUN ▪ long life. ORIGIN Latin longaevitas, from longus long + aevum age …   English terms dictionary

  • longevity — [län jev′ə tē, lônjev′ə tē] n. [L longaevitas < longaevus: see LONGEVOUS] 1. a) long life; great span of life b) the length or duration of a life or lives 2. length of time spent in service, employment, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Longevity — The word longevity is sometimes used as a synonym for life expectancy in demography. However, this is not the most popular or accepted definition. [ [http://www.answers.com/topic/longevity?cat=health. longevity: Definition and Much More from… …   Wikipedia

  • longevity — lon|gev|i|ty [lɔnˈdʒevıti US la:n , lo:n ] n [U] [Date: 1600 1700; : Late Latin; Origin: longaevitas, from Latin longaevus long lived , from longus long + aevum age ] 1.) the amount of time that someone or something lives longevity of ▪ the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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