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English definition of “span”

span

noun [C]
 
 
/spæn/
TIME the period of time that something exists or happens: a short attention span an average life span of seventy yearsPeriods of time - general words
DISTANCE the length of something from one end to the other: a wing span of five metresMeasurements in general
span verb [T] (present participle spanning, past tense and past participle spanned) to exist or continue for a particular distance or length of time: Her acting career spanned almost forty years.Continue and last
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