CLIMACTERIC

, a critical year in a person's life.

According to some, this is every 7th year: but others allow it only to those years produced by multiplying 7 by the odd numbers 3, 5, 7, 9. These years, say they, bring with them some remarkable change with respect to health, life, or fortune: the grand climacteric is the 63d year; but some add also the 81st to it: the other remarkable climacterics are the 7th, 21st, 35th, 49th, and 56th.

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Entry taken from A Mathematical and Philosophical Dictionary, by Charles Hutton, 1796.

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