Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “gerontology”


noun [U]     /ˌdʒer.ənˈtɒl.ə.dʒi/ US  /-ˈtɑː.lə-/ specialized
the study of old age and of the problems and diseases of old peopleThe elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are oldMedical studies and the people who study them gerontological     /-təˈlɒdʒ.ɪ.kəl/ US  /-təˈlɑː.dʒɪ.kəl/ adjective a centre for gerontological researchThe elderlyOld or old-fashionedDescribing people who are old
(Definition of gerontology noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of gerontology

Translations of “gerontology”

Word of the Day


a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day


Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More