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English definition of “span”

span

noun [C usually singular] (TIME)    /spæn/
the period of time that sometimes exists or happens: He has a short attention/concentration span. an average life span of 70 years Over a span of just three years, the new government has transformed the country's economic prospects. → See also lifespanPeriods of time - general words
(Definition of span noun (TIME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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