the term or period during which a stored commodity remains effective, useful, or suitable for consumption:
Many medicines have a very short shelf life.
the length of time a packaged food, chemical, etc, will last without deteriorating
noun, Library Science. 1. a record of the books and other materials in a library arranged in the order in which the materials are stored on shelves.
noun, Library Science. 1. a symbol indicating the location of a work on a shelf.
noun 1. paper used for covering shelves, especially those of a cupboard or kitchen cabinet.
adjective pertaining to preserved food which is able to be stored at room temperature for long periods Examples There a re quality issues for shelf-stable foods.