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Teen, Teenager


Definition: A term widely used to describe an age group between childhood and adulthood. Generally the accepted ages of the terms teen or teenager are 13 to 19 years of age. The teen years are a time of transition from becoming a dependent child to a young adult who is capable of taking care of themselves. During this stage of transitional physical and mental human development, teens tend to seek independence and experiment with youth risk behaviors.

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Also Known As: Youth

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