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Life Cycle or Lifecycle
Is this two words, or has it become one word?
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2012/11/21
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I'm working on a project entitled "The Life Cycle of a Soldier". I'm wondering if Life Cycle is still two words, should be one word (Lifecycle), or if it matters how I spell/typeset it? I'm inclined toward Life Cycle because it seems more formal, proper, correct. Also, as a graphic designer, I like that way it looks better on the page. Thoughts? Thanks!

2012/11/22
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Welcome to the forum, toptomato. Two words seems better imho. I haven't often seen lifecycle as one word … sounds more like a brand name for an exercise device.

Google: "life cycle" gets 48.5 million hits, "lifecycle" gets 36.4 million. Many of the latter appear to be branded usage.

According to some online dictionaries, both are acceptable, though the one-word version is listed as an "alternate" spelling.

2012/11/25
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What he said.

2012/11/25
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Ahh. That was an easy one. Thanks for concurring, and for taking the time to weigh in. Much appreciated! Done. 

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