What does adolescence mean?

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ˌæd lˈɛs ənsado·les·cence

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adolescencenoun

    the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood

  2. adolescencenoun

    in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood

Wiktionary

  1. adolescencenoun

    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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Adolescencenoun

    The age succeeding childhood, and succeeded by puberty; more largely, that part of life in which the body has not yet reached its full perfection. See Adolescency.

    Etymology: adolescentia, Lat.

    The sons must have a tedious time of childhood and adolescence, before they can either themselves assist their parents, or encourage them with new hopes of posterity. Richard Bentley, Serm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adolescencenoun

    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

  2. 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. Willem Kuyken:

    Adolescence is an absolutely crucial time of development, the brain goes through important and fundamental changes in adolescence that set the trajectory for people's lives.

  2. James Steyer:

    I just think that it should be a complete wake-up call to every parent, educator, policymaker, business person (and) tech industry person that the reshaping of our media tech landscape is first and foremost affecting young people's lives and reshaping childhood and adolescence.

  3. Cameron Crowe:

    We had a hard time with the boombox, we tried it a couple different ways. ... We finished the last shot of the last day of' Say Anything,'( with) a little light in the sky left. The light is disappearing, the shot's moving in on( John McClane) Cusack, and I see it. I see it through the camera : The anger, the resentment, the love, the pain, the glory, the adolescence. All of it was there in his face. We got lucky.

  4. Ashton Kutcher:

    I was helping raise teenage girls through their adolescence, i love them. I'm never going to stop loving them and respecting them and honoring them and rooting for them to be successful in whatever they are pursuing.

  5. Jennifer Lynn Barnes:

    Just like adolescence is between childhood and adulthood, paranormal, or other, is between human and supernatural.

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