Meaning of span

Definition of span

(noun) the complete duration of something; "the job was finished in the span of an hour"
the distance or interval between two points
two items of the same kind
a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)
a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
the act of sitting or standing astride
(verb) to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor"; "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"

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