Definition of Life expectancy

1. Noun. An expected time to live as calculated on the basis of statistical probabilities.

Generic synonyms: Anticipation, Expectancy

Definition of Life expectancy

1. Noun. (of a person) The amount of time one is expected to live. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively by extension of an idea or an object) The amount of time something is expected to last. ¹

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Medical Definition of Life expectancy

1. Longevity, the average length of life of individuals in a population. (05 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Life expectancy

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

1. Oecd Economic Surveys: Russian Federation by Oecd (2006)
"One of Russia's biggest problems is that it is not only average life expectancy that is exceptionally low for a country at its level of development ..."

2. Health Status of Minorities & Low Income Groups by DIANE Publishing Company, Dept. of Health and Human Services, United States (1991)
"(13) G. life expectancy The life expectancy rate is a standard measure used ... According to Abramson, "The value of life expectancy statistics is that they ..."

3. The Impact of HIV-AIDS on World Population by Peter O. Way (1994)
"Years of Potential life Lost Will Be Greatest in Countries Where Non-AIDS Life Expectancy Is Higher Because AIDS deaths are concentrated in the childhood ..."

4. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1918)
"App. —, 146 SW 1040, holding that evidence of the life expectancy of the deceased is compétent although the plaintiffs, who are minor children, ..."

5. Older Americans 2000: Key Indicators of Well-Being by Katherine K Wallman (2000)
"By 1960, life expectancy had increased to 70 years, and in 1997, ... The life expectancy of persons who survive to age 85 today is about 7 years for women ..."

6. Health United States 1995: The Annual National Report on Health by Kate Prager, Diane M. Makuc, Jacob J. Feldman (1998)
"life expectancy at birth by sex: United States, 1940-93 Years 80 75 70 65 60 55 1940 1950 ... In 1993 life expectancy at birth for women was 78.8 years, ..."

7. OECD Environmental Performance Reviews by OECD., Lorents G. (FRW) Lorentsen, OECD Staff (2004)
"Box 7.1 Equity in public health policy Extended life expectancy, hut not for all According to the latest Public Health Report l2001), life expectancy ..."

8. Transactions of the American Institute of Electrical Engineers by American Institute of Electrical Engineers (1913)
"I do not know of any life expectancy table that is generally accepted by ... Further, the life expectancy table used in the illustration is not given for ..."

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