- nounan expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities
* * *noun, pl ⋯ -cies: the average number of years that a person or animal can expect to live[noncount]
improvements in diet that have resulted in greater life expectancy for many people[count]
calculating the life expectancies of different social groups— often used figuratively
What is the life expectancy of a new computer? [=how long can a new computer be expected to last or be useful?]
* * *ˈlife expectancy [life expectancy life expectancies] (also ˌexpectation of ˈlife) noun uncountable, countablethe number of years that a person is likely to live; the length of time that sth is likely to exist or continue for
Life expectancy for both men and women has improved greatly in the past 20 years.
Women have a longer life expectancy than men.
The life expectancy of a large bus is about 15 years.See also: ↑expectation of life
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