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Definition of Secondary Aging

(noun) The type of aging caused by disease, exposure to environmental hazards, lack of physical activity, poor nutrition, and other unhealthy habits such as excessive alcohol intake and smoking.

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Secondary Aging Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈsɛkəndəri eɪdʒɪŋ/
    • British English
      • /ˈsɛkəndəri eɪdʒɪŋ/
  • Syllabification: (sec·ond·ar·y ag·ing)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: secondary agings
  • The act or process of aging is called senescence.
  • Secondary aging is contrasted to primary aging.

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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “secondary aging.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 21, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/secondary-aging/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “secondary aging.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 21, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/secondary-aging/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“secondary aging.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 21 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/secondary-aging/>.