American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having a long life: a long-lived aunt.
- adj. Lasting a long time; persistent: a long-lived rumor.
- adj. Functioning a long time; durable: a long-lived light bulb.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having a long life or existence; living or lasting long.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Having a long life; having constitutional peculiarities which make long life probable; lasting long
- adj. same as long-lasting.
- adj. existing for a long time
- Middle English long-lifed : long, long; see long1 + life, life; see life + -ed, having; see -ed3. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The rulers of these hierarchies are slowly dividing, long-lived parent cells that we call stem cells.”
“That is why cooperation by direct reciprocity works best within a long-lived community.”
“Even then, Conway used a computer to study particularly long-lived populations.”
“Hatshepsut, a woman of royal blood, ruled as pharaoh during this period, as did Tutankhamun and the long-lived Rameses the Great, famous for the colossal rock-cut statues he built at Abu Simbel as well as his war against the Hittites of Asia Minor.”
“Given that aerospace flight systems are long-lived (DC-3, B-52, Shuttle, Soyuz), we must assume that the next space access system after Shuttle will have a similar decades-long lifespan.”
“We could not find any example of a company that sold a long-lived consumer product like a car surviving a lengthy reorganization.”
“Numerous newly hybridized plants are introduced every year with the goal of creating trees, shrubs and perennials that perform well, are hardy, pest-resistant and long-lived and that display practical and aesthetically pleasing characteristics.”
“Not a new idea, but he adds a twist: that the very same processes that lead to the existence of long-lived stars happen to support the almost infinitely lengthy trail of processes essential to make biology possible.”
“Few of the byproducts of nuclear fission are long-lived.”
“But scientists warn that rapid warming is likely to resume when the short-lived sulphur pollution – which also causes acid rain – is cleaned up and the full heating effect of long-lived carbon dioxide is felt.”
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