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Adults is a member of the word family adult, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.


  1. Adults a.k.a. Adult: Biologically, an adult is a human being or other organism that has reached sexual maturity. In human context, the term adult additionally has meanings associated with social and legal concepts. In contrast to a "minor", a legal adult is a person who has attained the age of majority and is therefore regarded as independent, self-sufficient, and responsible.
  2. Adults a.k.a. is a website.
  3. Adults is a poll respondent category.

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Google previewEncyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition (2011)

by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC

community-dwelling older adults (Walker et al., 2009), and in residential care ( Gaskill, Isenring, Black, Hassall, & Bauer, 2009). A body of work focuses on structure and process issues related to mealtimes in hospitals (Bryon, de Casterle, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Human Ecology: A-H (2003)

by Julia R. Miller

Retired, and with decreasing stamina, older adults could find this period of life lonely.Luckily,people form relationships that continue into old age and provide a variety of benefits in late life. Old people with close social ties are healthier, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (2009)

by Evelyn B. Kelly

FDA Alert 9/2007 Suicidality and Antidepressant Drugs Antidepressants increased the risk compared to placebo of suicidal thinking and behavior in children, adolescents, and young adults in short-term studies of major depression disorder ...

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Happiness is an imaginary condition, formerly attributed by the living to the dead, now usually attributed by adults to children, and by children to adults. (Thomas Szasz)
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Scrabble value of A1D2U1L1T1S1

The value of this 6-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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