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mental age

noun [C usually singular] uk   us  
A person's mental age is a measurement of their ability to think when compared to the average person's ability at that age: Although Andrew is 25, he has a mental age of six.Mind and personalityScience of psychology and psychoanalysisIntelligencePerceptive
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