One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An age, or age range, at which a person is expected to be in full-time education; school age (now rare).
2Chiefly Psychology the standard to which a person, especially a child, is educated, expressed as the age at which a similar degree of education is attained by an average or typical person.
Mid 19th century.
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