age

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[Fr. age, fr. L. aetas]

1. The time, measured in seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, or years that an organism has lived since its birth.
2. A particular period of life (such as middle age or old age).
3. To grow old.
4. In psychology, the degree of development of one individual as compared or contrasted with another of comparable development or accomplishment.

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