the average time that an unstable particle or nucleus survives before it decays.
From 1900 to 1950, average life expectancy at birth rose from 47.3 years to 68.2 years, and up to 78.7 years in 2010.
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Keep in mind that the average life expectancy of an American is 78.
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Corrections officers commit suicide at alarmingly high rates and their average life expectancy is fifty-eight years.
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Raise the retirement age, indexed to average life expectancy.
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The number is the average life expectancy for a population, which has a huge range within it.
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In my judgment, nations, like individuals, have an average life.
The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 5 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll
With us the average life is enchanting, the normal is the exquisite.
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The higher and better qualities of the soul have more to do with the average life.
The Works of Robert G. Ingersoll, Vol. 8 (of 12) Robert G. Ingersoll
In the average life the realm of joy is larger than the realm of sorrow.
The Bible and Life Edwin Holt Hughes
We then proceeded to ascertain the average life of those included in it.
The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 96, October 1865 Various
(physics) the average time of existence of an unstable or reactive entity, such as a nucleus, elementary particle, charge carrier, etc; lifetime. It is equal to the half-life divided by 0.693 15 τ
- Average revenue
the total receipts from sales divided by the number of units sold, frequently employed in price theory in conjunction with marginal revenue. Historical Examples In the custom-house district of Santiago, the average revenue receipts per year have been 5.1 per cent. Industrial Cuba Robert P. Porter The average cost of the service on a rural […]
- Average seek time
average seek time storage The mean time it takes to move the head of a disk drive from one track to another, averaged over the source and destination cylinders. Usually measured in milliseconds (ms). The average seek time gives a good measure of the speed of the drive in a multi-user environment where successive read/write […]
- Average speed
the total distance traveled divided by the total time elapsed. Contemporary Examples Between 1980 and 1990, the average speed of a Tour de France rider was 37.5 kilometers per hour. Lance Armstrong’s Teammate Tells All: ‘The Secret Race’ By Tyler Hamilton The Daily Beast September 7, 2012 Historical Examples The average speed of steam-vessels has […]
a quantity, rating, or the like that represents or approximates an arithmetic mean: Her golf average is in the 90s. My average in science has gone from B to C this semester. a typical amount, rate, degree, etc.; norm. Statistics. arithmetic mean. Mathematics. a quantity intermediate to a set of quantities. Commerce. a charge paid […]