mental age

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A measure of the intellectual level at which an individual functions; for example, someone described as having a mental age of 6 years would be functioning at the level of an average 6-year-old child. This measure has largely been replaced by a comparison of the functioning of persons of the same age group (see intelligence quotient, intelligence test).

Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

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