Definition of Longevity

1. Noun. Duration of service. "Had unusual longevity in the company"

Exact synonyms: Length Of Service
Generic synonyms: Longness



2. Noun. The property of being long-lived.
Exact synonyms: Seniority
Generic synonyms: Oldness
Derivative terms: Senior

Definition of Longevity

1. n. Long duration of life; length of life.

Definition of Longevity

1. Noun. The quality of being long-lasting, especially of life ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Longevity

1. [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Longevity

1. Lifespan. (With increasing longevity, women will soon be postmenopausal for one third of their lives). (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Longevity

longe
longe line
longed
longed-for
longeing
longeing cavesson
longer
longeron
longerons
longers
longes
longest
longeth
longeval
longevities
longevity (current term)
longevous
longfin
longfin mako
longfins
longhair
longhaired
longhairs
longhand
longhands
longhauling
longhead
longheaded
longheaded thimbleweed
longheadedness

Literary usage of Longevity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1870)
"His facts clearly demonstrated that longevity beyond 70 could not be ... As a rule persons with a pendent epiglottis do not attain a longevity bevond 70. ..."

2. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"He has suggested further that if the normal specific longevity were attained by human beings, old and not degenerate individuals would lose the instinct for ..."

3. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"Many of the instances of longevity were in people of Scotch origin who sub.sisted all ... There arc some very interesting instances of successive longevity. ..."

4. Our Italy by Charles Dudley Warner (1891)
"CHAPTER V. HEALTH AND longevity. IN regard to the effect of climate upon health and longevity, Dr. Remondino quotes old Hufeland that "uniformity in the ..."

5. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1846)
"THE INFLUENCE OP CLIMATE ON longevity : WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO LIFE INSURANCE.* To determine the influence of climate on longevity, requires a collection ..."

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