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English definition of “span”

span

verb [T] (TIME)    /spæn/ (-nn-)
to exist or continue for a particular length of time : Tennis has a history spanning several centuries . Her acting career spanned almost six decades .Continue and last
(Definition of span verb (TIME) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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