expectancy expectancy  /ɪk ˈspɛk tən si/


  1. (n) an expectation
  2. (n) something expected (as on the basis of a norm)



  1. On the web, online life expectancy calculators can give users tips on healthier living that could help them tack on a few more years.
  2. Brazil, by contrast, has almost the same average income as Costa Rica, but a life expectancy that is 10 years lower.
  3. Per-capita income, life expectancy and literacy rates all drop, as jobs disappear and the better-educated, better-off migrants move onto the next frontier.


  1. Mind the Gap: Why Canada's Baby Boomers need to plan for the period between "healthy" and "average" life expectancy ...

    TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ - A large number of Canadians are not paying attention to the "gap" between their healthy life expectancy and their overall life expectancy, according to " Mind ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Better Indian health may hinge on power of tribes themselves

    The average life expectancy of a Native American in South Dakota is 58.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Argus Leader

  3. Study shows link between life expectancy and education

    A new study finds that life expectancy for people with less than a high school diploma decreased by four years.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Deseret News


  1. "In a normal country with a normal history, during one year, life expectancy can grow .02, .03%," said Yevgeny Andreev, a Russian researcher with the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany. "More than one percent is...
    on Apr 5, 2008 By: Andreyev Source: USA Today

  2. "I had a life expectancy of 25 more years, and I didn't know what in the world I was going to do for 25 years," Carter said. "I made a statement immediately after the election. A group of reporters came in and asked me about the future. I...
    on Oct 23, 2007 By: Jimmy Carter Source: FOXNews

  3. Announcing his decision in August, Mr MacAskill said of the criteria for compassionate early release: "There are no fixed time limits but life expectancy of less than three months may be considered an appropriate period."
    on Nov 18, 2009 By: Kenny MacAskill Source: Telegraph.co.uk

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