- the age set by law for children to start school attendance.
- the period of school attendance required by law.
Origin of school age
First recorded in 1735–45
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Examples from the Web for school age
School-age children with rumbling tummies move their styrofoam trays in an orderly lunch line.The Schools That Starve Students to Punish Deadbeat Parents
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Ironically, science shows that exposure to peanuts in school-age children actually reduces the risk of allergies.Sandwiches That Kill
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Why should the Gonzales children be your only school-age readers?Alberto Gonzales' Memoir Revealed
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When the child reaches the school-age especial care should be taken of his diet.Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife
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During his school-age he clearly preferred the out-door sports of his companions to the in-door tasks of his teachers.Pioneer Surgery in Kentucky
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