Definitions of span:
  • noun:   the distance or interval between two points
  • noun:   a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)
  • noun:   the complete duration of something
    Example: "The job was finished in the span of an hour"
  • noun:   the act of sitting or standing astride
  • noun:   a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
  • noun:   two items of the same kind
  • verb:   to cover or extend over an area or time period
    Example: "Rivers traverse the valley floor, The parking lot spans 3 acres"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #18438)

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