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age
Any time span in earth history; such as, absolute age of rock or mineral, relative age of one rock unit compared with another, "age of reptiles", referring to the time when reptiles were dominant animals on the earth.
This entry is located in the following unit: Geology or Related Geological Terms + (page 1)
Age
Time represented by the time-stratigraphic unit called Stage (initial capital letter used in formal nomenclature).
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Word Entries containing the term: “age
A message from someone who recently purchased a copy of Words for a Modern Age, A Cross Reference of Latin and Greek Combining Elements

John Robertson:

I received your book on 6/26/00. Congratulations on a great book. You no doubt spent a great amount of time in research. I find the book fascinating.

It’s been over 45 years since I studied Latin and Greek in college and unless one keeps it up, one tends to forget. You have rekindled my interest. Now that I’m retired, I’ll have more time. I have always been interested in the origin of words especially from Latin and Greek.

Because the schools do not teach Latin and Greek as they once did, your book would be invaluable in helping students with the English language; thereby enriching their thought process. I am so happy that we still have people in this world who regard knowledge of Latin and Greek essential to scholarly development.

To quote Seneca, Jr. from your book: “Non scholae, sed vitae discimus.” Thank you for your “illusions” and also many thanks to your wife.

Jeffrey

Note from your editor: The “illusions” referred to the dedication in Words for a Modern Age, A Cross Reference of Latin and Greek Combining Elements in which I wrote: “Dedicated to my wife, who has been my sine qua non. She has kept me in good health with her loving concern for my well being and has rarely interfered with my efforts to strive for my ‘illusions.’ ”

The Latin quotation by Seneca, Jr. means: “We don’t learn just for school, but we learn for life.”.




Speaking of books. The following came from "The Spelling Newsletter" published by Ray Laurita, Leonardo Press, PO Box 1326, Camden, ME 04843.


Can This Be True? Department

After reading the following exchange which appeared in the Metropolitan Diary, I have a feeling that our readers will be equally dismayed:

Carol Ruth Langer stopped at the information desk of a Barnes & Noble in Midtown to inquire about a copy of the Book of Job.


"How would you be spelling 'Job'?" the clerk asked.

"J -- O -- B", Ms. Langer said.

"Job books are in the career section."

Ms. Langer tried again. "Not job, Job, a book in the Bible".

"Who is the author" the clerk asked.


At that point, Ms. Langer knew it was time to leave.


As seen in the May 15, 2000, issue of the New York Times.
This entry is located in the following unit: Focusing on Words Newsletter #11 (page 1)
absolute age
Time before the present stated in years; referring to geologic events, generally based on measurement of radioactive decay rates and products of minerals or rock substances; such as, the uraniumlead method, carbon-14 method, etc.
This entry is located in the following unit: Geology or Related Geological Terms + (page 1)
age of majority, age of consent
Chronological date when one reaches adulthood, usually either 18 or 21; when juveniles are no longer under the jurisdiction of the juvenile courts, but rather the criminal courts.
This entry is located in the following unit: Criminal Court Words or Judicial Terms + (page 2)
age polyethism, temporal polyethism
The regular changing of labor roles by colony members as they age.
This entry is located in the following unit: Ant and Related Entomology Terms (page 1)
anatomic age
The estimated age of an individual based on the stage of development or deterioration of the body as compared to that of other people of the same chronological age.
This entry is located in the following unit: Anatomy and Related Anatomical Terms (page 1)
Bronze Age
A period of the human past when bronze was the dominant material used for tools. Its date varies from place to place.
This entry is located in the following unit: Archeology, Archaeology (page 2)
Copper Age
A period of the human past when copper was the dominant material used for tools.

Its date varies from place to place.

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Iron Age
Period of the human past when iron was the dominant material used for tools.

Its date varies from place to place.

This entry is located in the following unit: Archeology, Archaeology (page 4)
Last Ice Age
Called the Würm, Weichsel, or Wisconsin glaciation depending where on earth it took place.

This period, which lasted from about 115,000 to 12,000 years ago, is characterized by massive glaciers that covered large portions of the northern hemisphere.

This entry is located in the following unit: Archeology, Archaeology (page 4)
retirement age (s) (noun), retirement ages (pl)
The age at which workers generally are no longer required to work for a living; especially, the age at which a pension is payable: The union contract for the agency stipulates an open retirement age for union members; in other words, there is no mandatory age for retirement.
This entry is located in the following unit: English Words in Action, Group R (page 3)
Stone Age
A generic term for that period of the human past in which stone, bone, and wood were the primary raw materials from which tools were made.

It covers the Paleolithic, Mesolithic, and Neolithic periods.

This entry is located in the following unit: Archeology, Archaeology (page 7)
Zero Age Main Sequence, ZAMS
The point on the Hertzsprung-Russell diagram occupied by a star that has a core temperature high enough for nuclear reactions.
This entry is located in the following unit: Astronomy and related astronomical terms (page 28)
Word Entries at Word Info: “age
age
This entry is located in the following unit: aevum, evum; etern-; aeternus (page 1)
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(Latin: age; space of time, ever, always; eternity)
(Latin: suffix; quality of, act of, process, function, condition, or place; forms nouns that denote an action; a product of an action; a place, an abode)
(Latin: an old woman; old age of a woman; a "venerable woman")
(Latin: a suffix forming adjectives from nouns ending in -ary; a person who, a thing that; a person who is a part of something, pertaining to one's state or condition; a person who has a connection with or belief in the stated subject; a promotor of something; a native or inhabitant of someplace; someone of a certain age)
(the space-age generation continues to utilize terms from Latin and Greek origins)
(Greek: old age, old man, old people; elder, elderly; senior citizen)
(Greek: young bride; woman of marriageable age)
(Greek: old, relationship to old age, elderly, elder; literally, "he that goes first")
(that age when people prefer siestas to fiestas)
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(Latin: from Old French seculer; from Late Latin sæcularis, worldly, living in the world, not belonging to a religious order; from saecularis, pertaining to a generation or age; from saeculum, saeclum, period of a man's life, generation; period of a hundred years)
(Latin: old age, old, elder, elderly)
(John Robertson, a committed lexicographer who is utilizing the past and the present to provide word information for our modern age)
(Latin vetus: old, aged, old age; many years, a long time; elder, elderly; senior)
Word Entries at Word Info containing the term: “age
Age hoc.
Attend to this (pay attention to this).

During a sacrifice, the Roman crier repeated these words to get or to keep the attention of those in attendance.

This entry is located in the following unit: Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group A (page 12)
Age quod agis.
Do what you are doing.

Other translations include: "Pay attention to what you are doing.", i.e. "Concentrate on the task at hand." or "Attend to the work you have at hand."

This entry is located in the following unit: Latin Proverbs, Mottoes, Phrases, and Words: Group A (page 13)
geological age, geologic age
1. Any great time period in the earth's history marked by special phases of physical conditions or organic development.
2. A formal geologic unit of time which corresponds to a stage.
3. An informal geologic time unit that corresponds to any stratigraphic unit.
4. The fourth-order division of geologic time, which establishes the limits or boundaries of by very minor changes; usually, in sea level and/or climate or in the biota, and usually local.

This is limited to a single continent or a part of it.

Industrial Age (s) (noun), Industrial Ages (pl)
The period in human development starting with the Industrial Revolution and progressing into the present time: "There are some people who describe the Industrial Age as the Postindustrial Age because of the reduction of traditional manufacturing as opposed to the service economy or an economic system or sector based on the buying and selling of services."
This entry is located in the following unit: stru-, struct-, -structure, -struction, -structive (page 4)
pedologic age
The relative maturity of a soil profile.
This entry is located in the following unit: pedo-, ped- + (page 2)
Quotes: Old Age
That age when people prefer siestas to fiestas: old age quotes.
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