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noun [countable] [usually singular] span pronunciation in British English /spæn/
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  1. 1
    the amount of time that something lasts
    Nearly 100 witnesses testified over a span of 20 days.
    attention/concentration span (=the period for which you can pay attention/concentrate): Kids these days have a very limited attention span.
    See also lifespan
  2. 2
    the width of something
    With a span of one mile, it’s the region’s longest bridge.
    The spider has a 3-inch leg span.


a meal served in the evening which consists of foods traditionally eaten at breakfast

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