expectation of life
The average number of years of life an individual of a given age is expected to live if current mortality rates continue to apply; a statistical abstraction based on existing age-specific death rates.
- e. at age x the average number of additional years a person aged x would live if current mortality trends continue to apply, based on the age-specific death rates for a given year.
- e. at birth average number of years of life a newborn baby can be expected to live if current mortality trends continue.

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  • Expectation of life — Expectation Ex pec*ta tion . [L. expectio. exspectio: cf. F. expectation.] 1. The act or state of expecting or looking forward to an event as about to happen. In expectation of a guest. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] My soul, wait thou only upon God,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • expectation of life — life expectancy * * * expectation of life The average length of time that one may expect to live ● expect * * * expectation of life, the average number of years that a person of a certain age can expect to live, as indicated by mortality… …   Useful english dictionary

  • expectation of life — expecˌtation of ˈlife noun [uncountable] INSURANCE the length of time that a person is expected to live, depending on where they live, their job, sex etc. Insurance companies use this information to calculate the cost of insuring someone s life,… …   Financial and business terms

  • expectation of life — The presumption of the continuance of life. 22 Am J2d Dth § 294. The expected duration of the life of a man or woman of a particular age, as calculated according to the statistics of mortality and listed in mortality tables. See mortality tables …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • expectation of life — noun the average duration of life beyond a person s attained age, as shown by mortality tables …   Australian English dictionary

  • expectation of life — See actuarial table expectancy of life mortality tables …   Black's law dictionary

  • expectation of life — See actuarial table expectancy of life mortality tables …   Black's law dictionary

  • expectation of life. — See life expectancy. [1715 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • expectation of life. — See life expectancy. [1715 25] …   Useful english dictionary

  • expectancy of life — See expectation of life …   Ballentine's law dictionary

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