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Meaning of LONGEVITY

Pronunciation:  lân'jevitee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the property of being long-lived
  2. [n]  duration of service; "her longevity as a star"; "had unusual longevity in the company"

LONGEVITY is a 9 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: length of service, seniority
 See Also: longness, oldness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Lon*gev"i*ty\, n. [L. longaevitas. See {Longevous}.]
Long duration of life; length of life.

      The instances of longevity are chiefly amongst the
      abstemious.                              --Arbuthnot.

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