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Definition of Senescence

(noun) The act or process of aging such as the biological and social effects of growing older.

Senescence Pronunciation

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Syllabification: se·nes·cence

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International Phonetic Alphabet

  • American English – /səˈnɛsəns/
  • British English – /sɪˈnɛsəns/

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Works Consulted

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Cite the Definition of Senescence

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “senescence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved December 10, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/senescence/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

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

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

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “senescence.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed December 10, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/senescence/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“senescence.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 10 Dec. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/senescence/>.