Definition of Age
(noun) The number of years an individual has lived.
Example of Age
- A centenarian has lived for at least 100 years.
- American English – /AYj/
- British English – /AYj/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English – /eɪdʒ/
- British English – /eɪdʒ/
- Plural: ages
- “In our society [United States], one of the most difficult transitions is the passage to old age. We are taught to fear aging in this society, and many people spend a lot of time and money trying to keep looking young. Unlike many other societies, ours does not revere the elderly, but instead devalues them, making the aging process even more difficult” (Andersen and Taylor 2011:91).
- Word origin of “age” – Online Etymology Dictionary: etymonline.com
- Hockey, Jennifer, and Allison James. 2003. Social Identities across the Life Course. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
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- Pilcher, Jane. 1995. Age and Generation in Modern Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Vincent, John A. 2003. Old Age. London: Routledge.
- United Nations Programme on Ageing: un.org
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “age.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 22, 2021 (https://sociologydictionary.org/age/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
age. (2015). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/age/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2015. “age.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 22, 2021. https://sociologydictionary.org/age/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“age.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2015. Web. 22 Jan. 2021. <https://sociologydictionary.org/age/>.