chronological age


: the age of a person as measured from birth to a given date
His chronological age is five, but his mental age is three—he thinks and behaves like a three-year-old.

Examples of chronological age in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The growing craze to be biologically younger The over $26 billion longevity industry is capitalizing on people’s interest in slowing aging, optimizing their health, and achieving an operating system comparable to someone much younger than their chronological age. Alexa Mikhail, Fortune Well, 30 Jan. 2024 By comparing study participants’ organ-specific proteins, the researchers were able to estimate an age gap—the difference between an organ’s biological age and its chronological age. Lori Youmshajekian, Scientific American, 6 Dec. 2023 While chronological age can’t be reversed, biological/epigenetic age can be. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 6 Nov. 2023 Participants with poor cardiovascular health had an average chronological age of 53; their average biological age was 57. Kaitlin Vogel, Health, 15 Nov. 2023 Participants with high cardiovascular health had a biological age lower than their chronological age. Erin Prater, Fortune Well, 6 Nov. 2023 Those who are aging faster, which may occur when people have more chronic illnesses or live in very high-stress environments, will have a greater mismatch from their chronological age, Goldstein explained. Kaitlin Vogel, Health, 15 Nov. 2023 Adults with high cardiovascular health were about 6 years younger biologically than their chronological age, according to the research. Sara Moniuszko, CBS News, 6 Nov. 2023 Unlike your chronological age, which is determined by your birth date, your biological age can be impacted by disease, drug treatment, lifestyle changes, and environmental exposures, among other factors, according to researchers. L'oreal Thompson Payton, Fortune Well, 21 Apr. 2023 See More

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“Chronological age.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

chronological age

chro·​no·​log·​i·​cal age ˌkrän-ᵊl-ˌäj-i-kəl-, ˌkrōn- How to pronounce chronological age (audio)
: the age of a person as measured from birth to a given date compare achievement age
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