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, persistence, prolongation, protraction, seniority, surviorship, survival, survivance, years II index age

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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 — 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

  • longevity — [län jev′ə tē, lônjev′ə tē] n. [L longaevitas < longaevus: see LONGEVOUS] 1. a) long life; great span of life b) the length or duration of a life or lives 2. length of time spent in service, employment, etc …   English World dictionary

  • 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

  • longevity — 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… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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