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life cycle

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
the series of changes that a living thing goes through from the beginning of its life until death: They studied the life cycle of the frog. the length of time that something lasts or can be used: Many of these technological products have only a very short life cycle.
Translations of “life cycle”
in Chinese (Traditional) 生命週期, 生活週期,生活史…
in Russian жизненный цикл…
in Turkish yaşam döngüsü/evresi…
in Chinese (Simplified) 生命周期, 生活周期,生活史…
in Polish cykl życiowy…
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