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childhood

noun child·hood \ˈchī(-ə)ld-ˌhd\

: the period of time when a person is a child

Full Definition of CHILDHOOD

1
:  the state or period of being a child
2
:  the early period in the development of something
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Examples of CHILDHOOD

  1. diseases that can occur in childhood
  2. Both men had unhappy childhoods.

First Known Use of CHILDHOOD

before 12th century
CHILDHOOD Defined for Kids

childhood

noun child·hood \ˈchīld-ˌhd\

Definition of CHILDHOOD for Kids

:  the period of life between infancy and youth
Medical Dictionary

childhood

noun child·hood \ˈchīld-ˌhd\

Medical Definition of CHILDHOOD

:  the state or period of being a child

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