from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Long life; great duration of life: His longevity vexed his heirs.
- n. Length or duration of life: comparing the longevities of the two peoples.
- n. Long duration or continuance, as in an occupation: had unusual longevity in the company; her longevity as a star.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being long-lasting, especially of life
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Long duration of life; length of life.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Long life; unusually prolonged life or existence.
- n. Length or duration of life; term of existence: as, statistics of longevity; the average longevity of the race.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the property of being long-lived
- n. duration of service
No matter how much money he raises, or how many endorsements he snags, John Dingell can't shake the "age" issue; he's 84-years-old, and this time around his longevity is a liability.
As we said, their longevity is a testament to great management and business savvy, that results in happy customers and excellent customer service.
Now, today he takes a look at what you call longevity hot spots, areas around the globe where people live remarkably long and healthy lives.
Lichtenberg says that his results show that 40 percent of the increase in longevity between 1986 and 2000 is accounted for by new drug discoveries.
"My view is that hardly anyone understands just how much the increase in longevity and improvement in medical care that has taken place in recent decades implies a need for larger saving."
If that is true, then any policy decision which is made on the basis of "GDP or longevity?" would need to judge whether the expected increase in longevity a change (say Castro's health care) would cause would be partly reduced by the lost GDP reducing longevity.
My view is that hardly anyone understands just how much the increase in longevity and improvement in medical care that has taken place in recent decades implies a need for larger saving.
Their longevity is a tribute to their talent, but with longevity sometimes come questions.
The only book that comes anywhere near it for longevity is The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, which I have loved for longer but not as deeply.
This increased longevity is wonderful as long as our quality of life is good and we can have the ability to move and enjoy these additional years.