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old age

noun
1.
the last period of human life, now often considered to be the years after 65.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English
Related forms
old-age, adjective
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old age

in human beings, the final stage of the normal life span. Definitions of old age are not consistent from the standpoints of biology, demography (conditions of mortality and morbidity), employment and retirement, and sociology. For statistical and public administrative purposes, however, old age is frequently defined as 60 or 65 years of age or older

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