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English definition of “life cycle analysis”

life cycle analysis

noun [C or U] (also lifecycle analysis)    
MARKETING, PRODUCTION the detailed study of the series of changes that a product , process , activity , etc. goes through during its existence : Strategists may undertake an in-depth life cycle analysis of the whole enterprise . The aim was to review existing energy lifecycle analyses of wind turbines .
(Definition of life cycle analysis noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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