Definition of life expectancy in English:

life expectancy


  • The average period that a person may expect to live:

    ‘the British male now has a life expectancy of 77.6 years’
    figurative ‘the improved life expectancy of modern cars’
    • ‘It's the risks relevant to the place where you currently live that affect your life expectancy while living there.’
    • ‘One in five adults is HIV positive and the average life expectancy at birth is just under 49 years.’
    • ‘With the trees only having a natural life expectancy of around 60 years they had to be removed.’
    • ‘Greater life expectancy and faster than expected growth in wage bills have added to fund costs.’
    • ‘Children suffer one of the highest death rates in the world, with an adult life expectancy of just 41 years.’
    • ‘The average life expectancy is five years and there is a risk he might not come out of the operation but he told us and the doctors that he was up for it.’
    • ‘Forecasts suggest that by next year the average life expectancy could be three years.’
    • ‘By inviting children to holiday in Ireland it is said to increase their life expectancy by two years.’
    • ‘Which leads me to wonder if the life expectancy of the average blog might not be rather short.’
    • ‘It seems that she is just a natural extension of the life expectancy of the love song.’
    • ‘Children's lives worldwide are improving, in terms of their life expectancy and general health.’
    • ‘A baby girl born today has an average life expectancy that will span the rest of this century.’
    • ‘Their little boy is permanently dependent on oxygen and also has a shortened life expectancy.’
    • ‘The average life expectancy of men and women showed a big difference.’
    • ‘Towards the end of 1944 the life expectancy of prisoners was limited to an average of a few months.’
    • ‘Women in the city fall short of the average of 80.6 years with a life expectancy of 77.3 years.’
    • ‘That means the average life expectancy for a coach at the club is around nine months.’
    • ‘At the time of transition the note had a life expectancy of just six months compared to the coin's 100 years.’
    • ‘They are now of an age that exceeds the average life expectancy in the countries where they live.’
    • ‘The average life expectancy of a Glasgow man is 68.7, a decade less than men in Dorset.’
    duration, life, active life, existence, life expectancy, functioning period, period of effectiveness, period of efficacy, period of usefulness, period of validity
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