lon|gev|i|ty [lɔnˈdʒevıti US la:n-, lo:n-] n [U]
[Date: 1600-1700; : Late Latin; Origin: longaevitas, from Latin longaevus 'long-lived', from longus 'long' + aevum 'age']
1.) the amount of time that someone or something lives
longevity of
the greater longevity of women compared with men
The worms have a longevity of about two years.
2.) long life or the long time that something lasts
The ancient Chinese claimed that garlic promoted longevity.
3.) the amount of time that something lasts
longevity of
the longevity of an athlete's career

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Longevity — Lon*gev i*ty, n. [L. longaevitas. See {Longevous}.] Long duration of life; length of life. [1913 Webster] The instances of longevity are chiefly amongst the abstemious. Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • longevity — UK US /lɒnˈdʒevəti/ US  /lɑːnˈdʒevətIi/ noun [U] FORMAL ► the ability to last for a long time: »For longevity in car design, you really need to keep it simple …   Financial and business terms

  • longevity — longevity. См. продолжительность жизни. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • longevity — I noun advancement, age, continuance, continuation, durability, durableness, duration, elderliness, endurance, furtherance, great span of life, lastingness, length of life, long life, longlivedness, maintenance, old age, oldness, perpetuation,… …   Law dictionary

  • longevity — 1610s, from L.L. longaevitatem (nom. longaevitas) great age, long life, from L. longaevus long lived, from longus (see LONG (Cf. long) (adj.)) + aevum lifetime, age (see EON (Cf. eon)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • longevity — meaning ‘long life’, is pronounced lon jev i ti, not long gev i ti …   Modern English usage

  • longevity — [n] long life durability, endurance, lastingness, old age; concepts 411,633 …   New thesaurus

  • longevity — ► NOUN ▪ long life. ORIGIN Latin longaevitas, from longus long + aevum age …   English terms dictionary

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  • Longevity — The word longevity is sometimes used as a synonym for life expectancy in demography. However, this is not the most popular or accepted definition. [ [http://www.answers.com/topic/longevity?cat=health. longevity: Definition and Much More from… …   Wikipedia

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