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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 years Periods of time - general words
DISTANCE the length of something from one end to the other: a wing span of five metres Measurements 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
(Definition of span noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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