Life-cycle

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Life-cycle the series of vital phenomena exhibited by an organism in its passage from the ovum to full development
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Quotations

  • Dorothy Parker
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    “Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song, / A melody of extemporanea; / And love is a thing that can never go wrong; / And I am Marie of Roumania”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. líf; Ice. líf, Sw. lif, Dut. lijf, body, life; Ger. leben, to live.

Usage

In literature:

The fourth stage in the technological life-cycle is death: "the Dog," dead tech.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Gogoomy had completed the life-cycle of the bushman.
"Adventure" by Jack London
Of a dim splendour ever on before In that eternal cycle life pursues.
"The Poetry Of Robert Browning" by Stopford A. Brooke
In our train also were many births, life coming to renew the cycle.
"54-40 or Fight" by Emerson Hough
Rather a shorter and sweeter life in dear England than a cycle of Beaufort West!
"With Methuen's Column on an Ambulance Train" by Ernest N. Bennett
The whole cycle of life is one eternal see-saw.
"Science in Arcady" by Grant Allen
As examples of excessively long life-cycles the 'thirteen-year' and 'seventeen-year' cicads of North America, described by C.L.
"The Life-Story of Insects" by Geo. H. Carpenter
For the last eighteen months Don Perosi has been working at a cycle of twelve oratorios descriptive of the life of Christ.
"Musicians of To-Day" by Romain Rolland
The life cycles, accurately known, of monads repeat themselves as accurately as those of rotifers or planarians.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
Human life has not many such completed cycles to celebrate, albeit I have lately had a golden wedding; alas!
"My Life as an Author" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
In this manner the yearly life cycle was divided into two different periods.
"A history of China., [3d ed. rev. and enl.]" by Wolfram Eberhard
Let us try and take a general view of the life of the Eternal Pilgrim, the inner Man, the human Soul, during a cycle of incarnation.
"Death--and After?" by Annie Besant
Surely we know not at all, but the cycle of Being is eternal, Life is eternal as death, tears are eternal as joy.
"Nature Mysticism" by J. Edward Mercer
Has worked many years on an American epic cycle of pioneer life.
"Contemporary American Literature" by John Matthews Manly and Edith Rickert
Her cycles of change, of life and death, go on forever.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
Life is a matter of cycles.
"The Wicked Marquis" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
There is some doubt as to the different stages in the life-cycle of this species.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale
But in such cycles do the events of life move.
"Fordham's Feud" by Bertram Mitford
Her cycling took her far afield, and brought many new pleasures into her life.
"Imprudence" by F.E. Mills Young
On the other hand, the life-cycle is, in general, fairly simple.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 5" by Various
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In poetry:

Oh, life is a glorious cycle of song,
A medley of extemporanea;
And love is a thing that can never go wrong;
And I am Marie of Roumania.
"Comment" by Dorothy Parker
With justice, therefore, comes the pain
That o'er the tortured world extends;
And hopeful is the lessening stain,
As each life-cycle ends.
"Reincarnation" by John Lawson Stoddard
In toil he lived; in peace he died;
When life's full cycle was complete,
Put off his robes of power and pride,
And laid them at his Master's feet.
"Birthday Of Daniel Webster" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Death grows beside existence, and with time
Is comrade of its changes; cycles roll
Their heavy circles through the human soul,
And pour their dirges into mournful rhyme;
A birth, a life, a death; man is no more!
"Despondency" by Freeman Edwin Miller
This world, these cycles, mortal life
And mortal death are but the scene
Of shifting, surging, struggling strife,
The powers of good and ill between:
Though in that strife, so rough and rude,
We see the conquering march of good.
"The Divine Apocalypse" by John Bowring

In news:

Free webinar will explain use of the updated Greenhouse Gas Calculator, as well as discuss environmental life-cycle assessment models.
Highlighting how Mitt Romney and outside supporters have outspent President Obama by tens of millions of dollars while Democrats are maximizing the impact and life cycle of their ads.
South Seneca first grade classes have been studying the life cycle of a butterfly, from egg to butterfly.
Model Rule of Professional Conduct 1.17, technology Law firms, like the players in any other economic sector, have a life cycle.
Dionic HD is designed with greater capacity, longer life cycle, RealTime display.
It's a big part of the water cycle and a bigger part of the life cycle.
There is a broad life cycle pattern to earnings.
Life -Cycle Costs of Onboard CCTV.
Life-Cycle Costs of Onboard CCTV.
Life cycle of salmon.
Showell Kindergarteners Learn About the Life Cycle .
At Showell Elementary School, kindergarteners are learning about the life cycle of plants.
Stage in Virus's Life Cycle Gives Hope for New Drugs.
Spigit Buys CrowdCast To Corner Innovation Life Cycle Market.
Teen Kara Alongi's tweet fueled by Twitter's rapid life cycle .
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In science:

Typical life-cycle of swarm robots on the 110×140cm arena is about a few minutes.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
The life-cycle of the symbiotic form is much larger.
Collective Energy Foraging of Robot Swarms and Robot Organisms
In what follows we refer to the part of the branching process evolving between two successive extinction times as a life cycle of the process.
Maximum occupation time of a transient excited random walk on Z
The difference σk − σk−1 , k ≥ 0, represents therefore the duration of the (k + 1)-th life cycle.
Maximum occupation time of a transient excited random walk on Z
The existence of the “life-cycles” (i.e., renewal epochs) for the branching process implies, for instance, the following.
On random coefficient INAR(1) processes
Tidal interactions spin-up the individual components and allow them to remain rapidly rotating throughout their life cycle.
Reevaluating the Mass-Radius Relation for Low-Mass, Main Sequence Stars
Iterated public goods game (IPG). A public goods game (PG) is repeated an average of T times in a life-cycle.
Altruism can proliferate through group/kin selection despite high random gene flow
The problems that we study are motivated by predictions of the life cycle of body-implantable medical devices.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
This work is motivated by problems arising in the prediction of the life cycle of body-implantable medical devices.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
Of course, such time scales are negligible for biomedical devices with typical life-cycle of 20 years.
Effects of permeability and viscosity in linear polymeric gels
Software Reuse is not limited to any part of Software Engineering – it can be used in various levels of the software development life cycle.
Software Reuse in Medical Database for Cardiac Patients using Pearson Family Equations
However, the original design of the framework, which is not MDA-oriented, presented several problems related to the life-cycle of the components.
Improving the lifecycle of robotics components using Domain-Specific Languages
Our group has identified and tracked those issues of the components life-cycle that where responsible for most of non-productive developing time.
Improving the lifecycle of robotics components using Domain-Specific Languages
J2ME defines a model of components (MIDlets). The life cycle of these components is managed by software residing on the wireless system, AMS (Application Management System). This management is crucial for wireless systems because they have limited resources.
Deployment of software components: Application to Wireless System
The life cycle of these components is managed by software  residing on the wireless system, AMS (Application Management System). This management is crucial for wireless systems because they have limited resources.
Deployment of software components: Application to Wireless System
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