life cycle

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1. General: Concept that compares the cyclical nature of families, organizations, processes, products, and systems with the cradle to grave life stages (birth, growth, maturity, decay, and death) of living organisms.
2. Ecological impact: Stages in the life of a material or product from resource extraction through processing, manufacturing, use, and disposal or recycling.
3. Marketing: Pattern of demand for a good or service from introduction, growth, stagnation, and decline.

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The life cycle time of the new product in manufacturing is 34 minutes. The engineers has been asked to reduce the time by 6 minutes.
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You should try and follow your product through its life cycle to notice where and when any problems may arise.
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The life cycle of a plant, is similar in nature to the life cycle of humans or that of animals.
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