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Meaning of “life cycle” in the English Dictionary

"life cycle" in British English

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life cyclenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us  
the ​series of ​changes that a ​living thing goes through from the ​beginning of ​itslife until ​death: They ​studied the ​lifecycle of the ​frog. the ​length of ​time that something ​lasts or can be used: Many of these ​technologicalproducts have only a very ​shortlifecycle.
(Definition of life cycle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"life cycle" in Business English

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life cyclenoun [C, usually singular]

(also lifecycle) uk   us   MARKETING, PRODUCTION
the ​series of ​changes that a ​product, ​process, ​activity, etc. goes through during its existence: brand/product life cycle The ​productlifecycle may be ​improved by making a ​product that ​meets future ​requirements as well as the ​present.life cycle assessment/management Life ​cycleassessment is about ​examining every ​process and ​finding every ​opportunity to ​improve the ​system.
(Definition of life cycle from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “life cycle”
in Chinese (Simplified) 生命周期, 生活周期,生活史…
in Turkish yaşam döngüsü/evresi…
in Russian жизненный цикл…
in Chinese (Traditional) 生命週期, 生活週期,生活史…
in Polish cykl życiowy…
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