What is the difference between Gerontology and Ageing?

The difference between gerontology and ageing

is that "gerontology" is the study of the elderly, and of the aging process itself and "ageing" is present participle of age.

gerontology

ageing

Noun

  • The study of the elderly, and of the aging process itself.
  • The branch of science that deals with the problems of aged people. It is to be distinguished from geriatrics, which is the study of the diseases of the elderly. Gerontology covers the social, psychological and biological aspects of aging.

Verb

  • present participle of age

Noun

  • Britain, Australia, and New Zealand standard spelling of aging.

Adjective

  • Britain, Australia, and New Zealand standard spelling of aging.

Examples

  • “The Tees Valley has ageing diesel trains that predate any form of emission control.