life cycle life cycle

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the course of developmental changes in an organism from fertilized zygote to maturity when another zygote can be produced
  2. (n) a series of stages through which an organism passes between recurrences of a primary stage

Usage(s):

  1. The idea is to improve the entire life cycle of the product not just how it's made, but also how it's used.
  2. Pointing out that 80% of our food relies on pollination at some point in its life cycle, Jacobsen's concern for the fate of the honey bee population is easily contagious.
  3. Despite its better-known identification with gloves and condoms, latex starts its life cycle as a substance collected from Hevea brasiliensis, better known as the rubber tree.

News

  1. Peffley: Caterpillars and worms - are they good or bad for your garden?

    Recall from last week that butterflies have a four-stage life cycle and that one stage is a larva.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

  2. The Wii U is more doomed than ever

    The Wii U will be one year old by Christmas 2013. How is it possible that Nintendo was unable to produce an entirely new iteration of its Mario, Zelda, Mario Kart and Super Smash Bros. franchises within the first year of the console’s life cycle? Nintendo has known for a long time that it will have to face the big debuts of the new Xbox and PlayStation boxes around the 2013 Christmas season. It ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: BGR News via Yahoo! News

  3. A Future-Proof Approach to Intelligent Buildings

    -- CABA and Frost & Sullivan recognize the critical need for the adoption of Life Cycle Costing in the intelligent buildings market MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelligent building ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

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