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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The period of human development between the approximate ages of 9 and 12.

Usage examples (20)
  • "A boy who turns 10 on January 2 could be playing alongside someone who doesn't turn 10 until the end of the year -- and at that age, in preadolescence, a 12-month gap...
  • His simplistic and dysfunctional responses are those of someone in preadolescence.
  • Behavior here suggests regression to preadolescence.
  • But The Love Guru makes a terrible case for perpetual preadolescence. for more
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