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Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English volume


Multilingual Demographic Dictionary, second unified edition, English vol.
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Adolescent  (ADOLESCENT)

Childhood is followed by adolescence 1 or youth 1 which starts at puberty < 620-2). The terms adolescents 2 or young persons 3 are employed for men and women between childhood and adult age 4. Those who have reached maturity 4 are called adults 5. Old age 6 is frequently used to define the period of life during which most persons are retired. Persons above that retirement age 7★ are called old people 8, the aged 8 or the elderly 8.

  • 3. The term youth is also employed collectively. When used in the singular, it more frequently refers to a male. In the United States of America, teenager refers to persons in their teens, i.e., between 13 and 19 years.
  • 4. Maturity, n. - mature, adj. - maturation, n.: the process of growing to maturity.