Definition of longevity in English:


Line breaks: lon¦gev|ity
Pronunciation: /lɒnˈdʒɛvɪti


[mass noun]
  • 1Long life: the greater longevity of women compared with men
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    • Why do we furiously invent new technologies to give us the illusion of stability and longevity?
    • She's seen many changes to society in her life, and thinks her longevity is due to her faith in God.
    • In a marketing sense this extra longevity means the rules have changed.
  • 1.1Long existence or service: her longevity in office now appeared as a handicap to the party
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    • His longevity of service to the bank will serve him well in his new role.
    • He did not have the longevity of career that many boxing writers view necessary.
    • Girls Aloud, however, are demonstrating a longevity almost unheard of in their genre.


early 17th century: from late Latin longaevitas, from Latin longus 'long' + aevum 'age'.

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