Definitions for maturationˌmætʃ əˈreɪ ʃən
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mat•u•ra•tionˌmætʃ əˈreɪ ʃən(n.)
the act or process of maturing.
maturation, ripening, maturement(noun)
coming to full development; becoming mature
growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis(noun)
(biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
"he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
festering, suppuration, maturation(noun)
(medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
The process of becoming mature
The process of differentiation that produces the adult form of an organism
the process of bringing, or of coming, to maturity; hence, specifically, the process of suppurating perfectly; the formation of pus or matter