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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘History has been repeated once more with a time span of sixty years in between the teams.’
    • ‘Three to four years is the usual time span for the player-caddy relationship.’
    • ‘The time span between two censuses can be several years.’
    • ‘Second, Taiwan stretched its preparatory period over a longer time span than did China.’
    • ‘London to Manchester fell from 5 days to one day in the same time span.’
    • ‘It is a time span that contains such a variety of genres that such a task would seem to be almost unmanageable.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘An experiment on this scale has never done before, let alone in such a short time span.’
    • ‘In a similar vein, police also had to concentrate on a limited time span which focused on the mid-1990s.’
    • ‘If you know computers, you know that three years is a huge time span.’
    • ‘Since the time span of the play covered almost 70 years, three actors played Nellie at the various stages in her life.’
    • ‘Forty years is also a time span of special significance in several other civilizations.’
    • ‘But the wider the time span or the geographic stretch, the harder it is to make many fine distinctions.’
    • ‘In building scenarios, the group used a time span of 20 years, but some of the scenarios are more futuristic than others.’
    • ‘This does mean that we will be making that delivery later in the day and over a longer 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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Who decided on a time span of nine hours and how can they justify this?’
    full length, length of time, time, time span, time scale, period, term, span, spell, stretch, fullness, length, extent, continuation, continuance, perpetuation, prolongation
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Pronunciation:

time span

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