What does adolescence mean?

Definitions for adolescence
ˌæd lˈɛs ənsado·les·cence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adolescence(noun)

    the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood

  2. adolescence(noun)

    in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood

Wiktionary

  1. adolescence(Noun)

    The transitional period of physical and psychological development between childhood and maturity.

    During adolescence, the body and mind go through many complex changes, some of which are difficult to deal with.

    Etymology: From adolescence, from adolescence, from adolescentia, from adolescens; see adolescent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adolescence(noun)

    the state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; youth, or the period of life between puberty and maturity, generally considered to be, in the male sex, from fourteen to twenty-one. Sometimes used with reference to the lower animals

    Etymology: [Fr., fr. L. adolescentia.]

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  1. Adolescence

    Adolescence is a transitional stage of physical and psychological human development generally occurring during the period from puberty to legal adulthood. The period of adolescence is most closely associated with the teenage years, though its physical, psychological and cultural expressions can begin earlier and end later. For example, although puberty has been historically associated with the onset of adolescent development, it now typically begins prior to the teenage years and there has been a normative shift of it occurring in preadolescence, particularly in females. Physical growth, as distinct from puberty, and cognitive development generally seen in adolescence, can also extend into the early twenties. Thus chronological age provides only a rough marker of adolescence, and scholars have found it difficult to agree upon a precise definition of adolescence. A thorough understanding of adolescence in society depends on information from various perspectives, most importantly from the areas of psychology, biology, history, sociology, education, and anthropology. Within all of these perspectives, adolescence is viewed as a transitional period between childhood and adulthood, whose cultural purpose is the preparation of children for adult roles. It is a period of multiple transitions involving education, training, employment and unemployment, as well as transitions from one living circumstance to another.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adolescence in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adolescence in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of adolescence in a Sentence

  1. Art Linkletter:

    The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence.

  2. Photographer Tom King:

    It's important to show that they're just, in my opinion, vulnerable young men on the boundary between adolescence and adulthood and trying to work out what they're supposed to be doing in life, and at that point they've got this thing going on around them, just this crazy amount of violence, and people like them are getting pulled in.

  3. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Pendant les années de l'adolescence, nous obtenons irrité par beaucoup de choses (presque tout) trop tôt et trop souvent. Que nous grandissons, nous nous rendons compte que seuls ces choses nous qui nous ressemblent ou qui sont une partie de nous dérangent. Les choses qui ne font pas partie d'entre nous ne nous affectent .... plus nous nous rendons compte de cette dichotomie, plus nous nous rapprochons de nous-mêmes.

  4. Harvard Medical School:

    The traditional understanding of consumer surplus assumes a rational consumer, and that becomes strange for a behavior that you start in adolescence or that's addictive.

  5. William Moss:

    Adherence to a daily drug regimen for a life-long, chronic disease is challenging in the best of settings, as children transition to adolescence and strive for greater independence, the role of a supportive adult in the home remains critical to maintaining high levels of adherence while at the same time allowing the adolescent to take more responsibility for their own health.

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