Old age , also called senescence , in human beings, the final stage of the normal life span. Definitions of old age are not consistent from the standpoints of biology , demography conditions of mortality and morbidity , employment and retirement, and sociology. For statistical and public administrative purposes, however, old age is frequently defined as 60 or 65 years of age or older. Old age has a dual definition.
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Some common synonyms of old are ancient , antiquated , antique , archaic , obsolete , and venerable. While all these words mean "having come into existence or use in the more or less distant past," old may apply to either actual or merely relative length of existence. While in some cases nearly identical to old , ancient applies to occurrence, existence, or use in or survival from the distant past. In some situations, the words antiquated and old are roughly equivalent. However, antiquated implies being discredited or outmoded or otherwise inappropriate to the present time. The meanings of antique and old largely overlap; however, antique applies to what has come down from a former or ancient time. While the synonyms archaic and old are close in meaning, archaic implies having the character or characteristics of a much earlier time. The words obsolete and old are synonyms, but do differ in nuance. Specifically, obsolete may apply to something regarded as no longer acceptable or useful even though it is still in existence. The words venerable and old can be used in similar contexts, but venerable stresses the impressiveness and dignity of great age.
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