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  1. one's age (according to the traditional Chinese method of reckoning, i.e. the number of Chinese calendar years in which one has lived)
  2. nominal age (determined by the traditional method, which considers a person one year old at birth, and adds a year each lunar new year)
  3. as opposed to 足岁
  4. see also 实岁

More about the traditional Chinese method of reckoning age

In this system, a person's age is one year at birth, and increases by one year at the beginning of the first solar term 立春 each year. In other terms, one adds a year each lunar new year, rather than on one's birthday.

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