Definition of Mental age

1. Noun. The level of intellectual development as measured by an intelligence test.

Generic synonyms: Age



Definition of Mental age

1. Noun. How old one appears to be based solely on mental ability and function. ¹

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Medical Definition of Mental age

1. A measure, expressed in years and months, of a child's measured intelligence relative to age norms as determined by testing with the Stanford-Binet intelligence scale. (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Mental age

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1. Journal of Applied Psychology by American Psychological Association, American Association for Applied Psychology (1918)
"There is the current opinion that the mental age of an individual as determined ... This group had a mental age of 8.5 to 9.5 years but a chronological age ..."

2. The Journal of Educational Research by American Educational Research Association (1921)
"THE CLASSIFICATION OF SCHOOL CHILDREN ACCORDING TO mental age RUDOLF PINTNER and HELEN NOBLE Ohio State University The increasing realization of the ..."

3. The Measurement of Intelligence: An Explanation of and a Complete Guide for by Lewis Madison Terman (1916)
"RW Boy, age 13-10; mental age 7-6; IQ approximately 55. Home excellent. Is pubescent. Because of age and maturity has Fio. 4. DIAMOND DRAWN BY BW. ..."

4. The Intelligence of School Children: How Children Differ in Ability, the Use by Lewis Madison Terman (1919)
"By a given mental age . we mean that degree of general mental ability which is ... mental age a basis for school grading. The significance of mental age for ..."

5. The Intelligence of School Children: How Children Differ in Ability, the Use by Lewis Madison Terman (1919)
"By a given mental age we mean that degree of general mental ability which is ... mental age a basis for school grading. The significance of mental age for ..."

6. Applied Psychology by Harry Levi Hollingworth, Albert Theodor Poffenberger (1920)
"From these tests one can assign to an individual a mental age in years by comparing his performance with the so-called age norms. Thus, if a 16-year-old boy ..."

7. Manual of Mental and Physical Tests: A Book of Directions Compiled with by Guy Montrose Whipple (1914)
"... Classed fty mental age (Doll) Mrs. Squire, using the special a-test devised by MacMillan and Bruner, found a fairly steady decrease of 'perception-time' ..."

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