Definition of time span in English:

time span

noun

  • A period of time between fixed points or marked by the continuation of a particular process.

    ‘the time span of one human life’
    • ‘London to Manchester fell from 5 days to one day in the same time span.’
    • ‘Maybe I've just naturally reached the end of the time span that I'm able to cope with the sheer monotony of revision and exams.’
    • ‘If you know computers, you know that three years is a huge time span.’
    • ‘Forty years is also a time span of special significance in several other civilizations.’
    • ‘Since the time span of the play covered almost 70 years, three actors played Nellie at the various stages in her life.’
    • ‘An experiment on this scale has never done before, let alone in such a short time span.’
    • ‘In building scenarios, the group used a time span of 20 years, but some of the scenarios are more futuristic than others.’
    • ‘Three to four years is the usual time span for the player-caddy relationship.’
    • ‘I am not discounting global warming, I just don't see it happening over a time span of a few weeks rather a century or two.’
    • ‘Such a large time span meant that a number of styles developed within Gothic architecture and it is common to divide these styles into three sections.’
    • ‘This does mean that we will be making that delivery later in the day and over a longer time span.’
    • ‘But it became clear that at least five forces, including the two in Yorkshire, would not hit the Government's target in such a short time span.’
    • ‘Second, Taiwan stretched its preparatory period over a longer time span than did China.’
    • ‘It is a time span that contains such a variety of genres that such a task would seem to be almost unmanageable.’
    • ‘History has been repeated once more with a time span of sixty years in between the teams.’
    • ‘The time span between two censuses can be several years.’
    • ‘We do not know who wrote most of them but they cover a time span of 150 years so they could not have all been written by Hippocrates.’
    • ‘Who decided on a time span of nine hours and how can they justify this?’
    • ‘In a similar vein, police also had to concentrate on a limited time span which focused on the mid-1990s.’
    • ‘But the wider the time span or the geographic stretch, the harder it is to make many fine distinctions.’
    full length, length of time, time, time scale, period, term, span, spell, stretch, fullness, length, extent, continuation, continuance, perpetuation, prolongation
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Pronunciation

time span