Definition of time span in English:

time span


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

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