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preadolescence

[ pree-ad-l-es-uhns ]
/ ˌpri æd lˈɛs əns /
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noun
the period preceding adolescence, usually designated as the years from 10 to 13.
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Origin of preadolescence

First recorded in 1925–30; pre- + adolescence
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How to use preadolescence in a sentence

  • The same principles should carry over into the intermediate, or preadolescence, age.

    How to Teach Religion|George Herbert Betts
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