the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
state of being mature; full development
maturity, maturity date, due date(noun)
the date on which an obligation must be repaid
The state of being mature, ready or ripe
Some foods and drinks, like wine, only reach their full taste at maturity, which literally comes at a price
When bodily growth has completed and/or reproduction can begin
Date when payment is due
The note was cashed at maturity.
Origin: mature + -ity
the state or quality of being mature; ripeness; full development; as, the maturity of corn or of grass; maturity of judgment; the maturity of a plan
arrival of the time fixed for payment; a becoming due; termination of the period a note, etc., has to run
Origin: [L. maturitas: cf. F. maturit.]
In psychology, maturity is the ability to respond to the environment in an appropriate manner. This response is generally learned rather than instinctive, and is not determined by one's age. Maturity also encompasses being aware of the correct time and place to behave and knowing when to act appropriately, according to the circumstances and the culture of the society one lives in. Adult development and maturity theories include the purpose in life concept, in which maturity emphasizes a clear comprehension of life's purpose, directedness, and intentionality which, contributes to the feeling that life is meaningful. The status of maturity is distinguished by the shift away from reliance on guardianship and the oversight of an adult in decision-making acts. Maturity has different definitions across legal, social, sexual, emotional, political, and intellectual contexts. The age or qualities assigned for each of these contexts are tied to culturally-significant indicators of independence that often vary as a result of religious or social sentiments. The concept of psychological maturity has implications across both legal and social contexts, while a combination of political activism and scientific evidence continue to reshape and qualify its definition. Because of these factors, the notion and definition of maturity is somewhat subjective. Even so, both principles of maturity and immaturity share a long history in human evolution and have far-reaching implications for the timing and duration of sexual and physical development.
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Rank popularity for the word 'maturity' in Nouns Frequency: #2370
The numerical value of maturity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of maturity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
They really should have the maturity to come out and talk with me directly.
Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.
This is an important step which shows the maturity of the peace process and the gestures of peace all Colombians demand.
The principles now planted in thy bosom will grow, and one day reach maturity and in that maturity thou wilt find thy heaven or thy hell.
It's clear this decision contributes to returning to a favorable climate for continuing the talks (and) shows the maturity of the process.
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- maduresaCatalan, Valencian
- kypsyys, maturiteetti, sukukypsyys, täysikasvuisuus, eräpäiväFinnish
- aibíocht, lánaibíocht, foirfeachtIrish
- betaaldatum, maturiteit, volwassenheid, geslachtsrijpheid, vervaldag, rijpheid, wasdomDutch
- dojrzałość, dorosłośćPolish
- odraslost, zapadlost, zrelostSlovene
- olgunluk, yetişkinlikTurkish
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