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mental age

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmental ageˌmental ˈage noun [countable]  MPTMa measure of someone’s ability to think, understand etc, expressed as the average age of a child with that level of ability a 25-year-old man with a mental age of seven
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mental ageA person of 18 with Down's syndrome and a mental age of four, living with his or her parents?A medical report estimated she had a mental age of seven years and nine months.George Mayo is sixty two, but only has a mental age of six.Children with a mental age of 3 years and above can understand the principle and benefit from its use.Daughter Helen, 25, needed constant attention after whooping cough left her with a mental age of just two.A.. There are some people whose physical and mental age is a whole lot younger than their nominal age.Most of the boys' mental age is about eleven.The most pathetic case was that of a middle-aged man with the mental age of a child of nine.
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