chronological age

  1. the number of years a person has lived, especially when used as a standard against which to measure behavior, intelligence, etc.

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Words Nearby chronological age Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use chronological age in a sentence

  • He had given his name as Steve Donnell, his date of birth as 3576, his chronological age as seventeen.

    Starman's Quest | Robert Silverberg
  • In the warm daylight, Steve looked even older than the twenty-six years that was his chronological age.

    Starman's Quest | Robert Silverberg
  • If a child's mental age is the same as his chronological age, he is just average, neither bright nor dull.

    Psychology | Robert S. Woodworth
  • It is an actual fact that the chronological age of an individual need not have much to do with his physical age.

    Physiology | Ernest G. Martin
  • The intelligence quotient (often designated as I Q) is the ratio of mental age to chronological age.

    The Measurement of Intelligence | Lewis Madison Terman