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life expectancynoun [C usually singular or U]

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the length of time that a living thing, especially a human being, is likely to live: Life expectancy in Europe increased greatly in the 20th century.
Translations of “life expectancy”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指人的)預期壽命…
in Russian вероятная продолжительность жизни…
in Turkish ömür, yaşam süresi…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指人的)预期寿命…
in Polish średnia długość życia…
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