shelf life Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"shelf life" in British English

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shelf lifenoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   (plural shelf lives)
the ​length of ​time that a ​product, ​especiallyfood, can be ​kept in a ​shop before it ​becomes too ​old to be ​sold or used: Fresh ​fruit has a very ​shortshelflife. the ​length of ​time that something ​remainsuseful, ​popular, or ​successful: These ​days many ​marriages have a ​fairlyshortshelflife (= don't last very ​long).
(Definition of shelf life from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shelf life" in American English

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shelf lifenoun [U]

the ​length of ​time that something ​stays in good ​condition and can be used: Because it is vacuum-packed, it has a much ​longer shelf life than ​regularbeef.
(Definition of shelf life from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shelf life" in Business English

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shelf lifenoun [C]

uk   us  
the length of ​time that a ​product, especially ​food and ​medicine, can be ​kept before it becomes too old to be ​sold or used: a ​short/​longshelflife Vacuum ​packing gives the fish a ​shelflife of a couple of weeks. The ​product would be ​expensive to make and have a limitedshelflife.
the length of ​time that something remains useful, popular, ​successful, etc.: Today's ​technology can have a ​briefshelflife. Self-help ​books have a ​longershelflife than other ​bestsellers.
(Definition of shelf life from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shelf life”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指食品的)货架期,保质期…
in Turkish dayanma süresi, kullanım süresi…
in Russian срок хранения…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指食品的)貨架期,保存期限…
in Polish trwałość…
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