Longevity definition

lŏn-jĕvĭ-tē, lôn-
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The definition of longevity is the amount of time your life or your term of service lasts.

An example of longevity is the amount of time you work in a given career.

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Long life; great duration of life.
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Length or duration of life or viability.

Comparing the longevity of men and women; factors that affect the longevity of seeds.

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Length or duration of life or viability.

Comparing the longevity of men and women; factors that affect the longevity of seeds.

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Long life; great duration of life.

His longevity vexed his heirs.

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Length of time spent in service, employment, etc.
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Long life; great span of life.
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The quality of being long-lasting, especially of life.

Grandfather had incredible longevity "” he lived to be 105 years old!

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Long duration or continuance, as in an occupation.

Had unusual longevity in the company; her longevity as a star.

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The length or duration of a life or lives.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
longevity
Plural:
longevities

Origin of longevity

  • Late Latin longaevitās from Latin longaevus ancient longus long del-1 in Indo-European roots aevum age aiw- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition