Meaning of “aging” in the English Dictionary

"aging" in American English

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agingadjective [ not gradable ]

also ageing us /ˈeɪ·dʒɪŋ/

being or appearing old:

Oil companies are particularly concerned about their aging fleet of deep-water rigs.

(Definition of “aging” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"aging" in Business English

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agingnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈeɪdʒɪŋ/ us ACCOUNTING

a way of organizing a company's accounts to show the length of time its customers have owed the company money:

Financial analysts often use aging to assess a company’s risk from overdue debtors.


also mainly UK ageing uk /ˈeɪdʒɪŋ/ us

becoming older, and not as modern or powerful as before:

The agency is showing all the signs of an ageing company whose growth is too dependent on buying market size.

(Definition of “aging” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)