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life cycle

noun [C, usually singular] (also lifecycle)
 
 
MARKETING, PRODUCTION
the series of changes that a product, process, activity, etc. goes through during its existence: brand/product life cycle The product life cycle may be improved by making a product that meets future requirements as well as the present.life cycle assessment/management Life cycle assessment is about examining every process and finding every opportunity to improve the system.
→ See also family life cycle, product life cycle
(Definition of life cycle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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