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Young person

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Young person  (YOUNG person)

Childhood is followed by adolescence1 which is marked by puberty (620-2). An adolescent2 is a person, who is entering adolescence. The terms young persons3 or juveniles3 are employed for men and women approaching adult age4. Those who have reached maturity4 are called adults5. Old age6 is frequently taken as beginning at the age at retirement7 (361-3) i.e., about 60 or 65 years. Persons above that age are called old people8.

  • 3. The term youth is employed for a male young person, and also for the age period referred to.
  • 4. maturity n. - mature adj. - maturation n.,the process of growing to maturity.