human year

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

human year (plural human years)

  1. (informal) A regular calendar year, as opposed to a dog year or the "year" of any other animal species.
  2. A unit of age relative to the species being considered, defined such that an animal's age in "human years" is the equivalent age of a human being in calendar years.

Usage notes[edit]

See the note at dog year.