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retirement age

Syllabification: re·tire·ment age

Definition of retirement age in English:

noun

The age at which most people normally retire from work, traditionally specified as age 65.
Example sentences
  • More than 40% believe that a set retirement age encourages age discrimination and should be abolished.
  • According to the Office of National Statistics, more and more women are working past their state retirement age of 60, due to inadequate pension provision.
  • It is also argued that a continuing reduction in the real value of the State Pension and the shift away from defined benefit occupational pensions will serve to increase the retirement age.

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