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life expectancy

noun [C usually singular]
 
 
the length of time that a living thing, especially a human being, is likely to live
(尤指人的)預期壽命
Life expectancy in Europe has increased greatly in the 20th century.
歐洲人的預期壽命在20世紀大幅增長。
Life and living
(Definition of life expectancy from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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