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Dictionary definition for: Span

1. (n) the complete duration of something; "the job was finished in the span of an hour"

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) the distance or interval between two points

4. (n) two items of the same kind

5. (n) a unit of length based on the width of the expanded human hand (usually taken as 9 inches)

6. (n) a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.

7. (n) the act of sitting or standing astride

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