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chronological age

noun, Psychology
the number of years a person has lived, especially when used as a standard against which to measure behavior, intelligence, etc. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for chronological age
  • Normal variation in the length of the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle: effect of chronological age.
  • His chronological age does not correspond to his developmental age in these areas.
chronological age in Medicine

chronological age chron·o·log·i·cal age (krŏn'ə-lŏj'ĭ-kəl)
Abbr. CA, C.A.
The number of years a person has lived, used especially in psychometrics as a standard against which certain variables, such as behavior and intelligence, are measured.

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