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life expectancynoun [U]

us   /ˈlɑɪf ɪkˌspek·tən·si/
social studies the average length of the life of members of a group of people or animals
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life expectancynoun [C or U]

uk   us  
also expectation of life the length of time that a person is likely to live: Life expectancy is the major factor influencing senior life insurance premiums.
the length of time that something such as an electrical product is likely to last: As technology becomes more sophisticated, the life expectancy of household gadgets seems to diminish.
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