Definition of Life cycle

1. Noun. A series of stages through which an organism passes between recurrences of a primary stage.

Generic synonyms: Organic Phenomenon

2. Noun. The course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced.

Definition of Life cycle

1. Noun. (biology) the course of stages through which an organism passes from fertilized zygote until maturity, reproduction, and death ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) the useful life of a product or system; the developmental history of an individual or group in society ¹

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Medical Definition of Life cycle

1. The entire life history of a living organism. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Life Cycle

life after death
life and limb
life and soul of the party
life belt
life belts
life buoy
life change events
life coach
life cot
life cycle (current term)
life cycle stages
life cycles
life estate
life estate pur autre vie
life estates
life estates pur autre vie
life eternal
life events
life expectancies
life expectancy
life force
life form
life forms
life history

Literary usage of Life cycle

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

1. Oecd Economic Surveys by OECD Economic Surveys (2005)
"Density of contributions, life-cycle income and composition of pension flows Q1 ---Q2 Q3 -Q4 A. Income patterns over the life-cycle, by quintile Males ..."

2. Access EPA: Public Information Tools (1994)
"... Guidance Series consists of several volumes which address documentation requirements for the different stages of the information system life cycle. ..."

3. Personal Cars and China =: Si Ren Jiao Che Yu Zhongguo by National Research Council (U.S.), Zhongguo gong cheng yuan (2003)
"However, the energy associated with producing a synthetic fuel by a Fischer-Tropsch process adds substantially to life cycle energy use, which is related to ..."

4. Animal Life: A First Book of Zoölogy by David Starr Jordan, Vernon Lyman Kellogg (1900)
"And the true life cycle of an organism is its life from egg through birth, ... The life cycle is from egg to egg. Birth and growth, two of the phenomena ..."

5. An Introduction to Computer Security: The Nist Handbook by Barbara Guttman (1996)
"This chapter examines: • system security plans, • the components of the computer system life cycle, • the benefits of integrating security into the computer ..."

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