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primary aging

Definition of Primary Aging

(noun) The type of aging caused by gradual and inevitable biological factors such as cellular and molecular changes.

Examples of Primary Aging

  • decrease in vision over time.
  • wear and tear on joints.

Primary Aging Pronunciation

Pronunciation Usage Guide

Syllabification: pri·mar·y ag·ing

Audio Pronunciation

– American English
– British English

Phonetic Spelling

  • American English – /prIE-mair-ee AY-jing/
  • British English – /prIE-muh-ree AY-jing/

International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /ˈpraɪˌmɛri ˈeɪʤɪŋ/
  • British English – /ˈpraɪməri ˈeɪʤɪŋ/

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Cite the Definition of Primary Aging

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “primary aging.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved July 6, 2020 (https://sociologydictionary.org/primary-aging/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

primary aging. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/primary-aging/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “primary aging.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed July 6, 2020. https://sociologydictionary.org/primary-aging/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“primary aging.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 6 Jul. 2020. <https://sociologydictionary.org/primary-aging/>.