school age


school age
noun
: the period of life during which a child is considered mentally and physically fit to attend school and is commonly required to do so by law
school-ager \\ˈsküˌlājə(r)\ noun

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school-age, adj.
1. the age set by law for children to start school attendance.
2. the period of school attendance required by law.
[1735-45]

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school age noun
The age at which children attend school
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Main Entry:school

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school age UK US noun [uncountable]
the age when children must go to school

children of school age

Thesaurus: childhood and adolescencehyponym
Derived Word: school-age

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school age,
1. the age at which a child begins to go to school.
2. the years during which going to school is compulsory or customary.

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n. the age range of children normally attending school
Derivatives:
school-age or school-aged adj.

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noun [noncount]
: the age when a child is allowed to go to a school

children of school age

school-age adj, always used before a noun

school-age children

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ˈschool age [school age] noun uncountable
the age or period when a child normally attends school

children of school age

school-age children


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • school-age — schoolˈ age adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑school * * * school age adjective Thesaurus: words used to describe childrenhyponym Main entry: school age * * * school age adj …   Useful english dictionary

  • school age — n [U] the age at which a child is old enough to go to school ▪ children below school age >school age adj ▪ a school age child …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • school age — school ,age noun uncount the age when children must go to school: children of school age ╾ school ,age adjective …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • school age — n. 1. the age at which a child may or must begin to attend school 2. the years during which attendance at school is required or customary school age adj …   English World dictionary

  • school age — school′ age n. edu the age set by law for children to start school attendance • Etymology: 1735–45 school′ age , adj …   From formal English to slang

  • school age — school age, adj. 1. the age set by law for children to start school attendance. 2. the period of school attendance required by law. [1735 45] * * * …   Universalium

  • school age — N UNCOUNT: oft prep N When a child reaches school age, he or she is old enough to go to school. Most of them have young children below school age. ADJ: usu ADJ n School age is also an adjective. ...families with school age children …   English dictionary

  • school age — UK / US noun [uncountable] the age when children must go to school children of school age Derived word: school age adjective …   English dictionary

  • school-age — adjective An age of a person when attending lower level schools is customary. The period in a persons life when one is legally required to attend school. Hes no school age child; hes in college now …   Wiktionary

  • school age — n. age at which a child is thought old enough to go to school; age when a child is required to go to school according to the law …   English contemporary dictionary


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