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Definitions for adolescent
ˌæd lˈɛs əntado·les·cent

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adolescent, stripling, teenager, teenadjective

    a juvenile between the onset of puberty and maturity

  2. adolescentadjective

    relating to or peculiar to or suggestive of an adolescent

    "adolescent problems"

  3. adolescent, teen, teenage, teenagedadjective

    being of the age 13 through 19

    "teenage mothers"; "the teen years"

  4. adolescent, jejune, juvenile, puerileadjective

    displaying or suggesting a lack of maturity

    "adolescent insecurity"; "jejune responses to our problems"; "their behavior was juvenile"; "puerile jokes"

  5. adolescentadjective

    in the state of development between puberty and maturity

    "adolescent boys and girls"

Wiktionary

  1. adolescentnoun

    A teenager; a juvenile after puberty

  2. adolescentadjective

    Characteristic of, or relating to, or undergoing adolescence; immature.

  3. Etymology: First attested 1482, from adolescent, from adolescentem, accusative form of adolescens, present participle of adolescere, from ad- + alescere. The adjective first appeared in 1785.

Wikipedia

  1. adolescent

    Adolescence (from Latin adolescere 'to mature') is a transitional stage of physical and psychological development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to adulthood (typically corresponding to the age of majority). Adolescence is usually associated with the teenage years, but its physical, psychological or cultural expressions may begin earlier and end later. Puberty now typically begins during preadolescence, particularly in females. Physical growth (particularly in males) and cognitive development can extend past the teens. Age provides only a rough marker of adolescence, and scholars have not agreed upon a precise definition. Some definitions start as early as 10 and end as late as 25 or 26. The World Health Organization definition officially designates an adolescent as someone between the ages of 10 and 19.

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  1. adolescent

    An adolescent is a person who is in the stage of development between puberty and adulthood, typically between the ages of 13 and 19. This period is often associated with significant growth, both physically and emotionally, and may involve transitions in various aspects of life including education, relationships, and self-identity.

  2. adolescent

    An adolescent is an individual in the transitional stage of human development between childhood and adulthood. This period typically refers to the teenage years, from around 10 or 12 to 19 years old, and is often associated with significant physiological, psychological, and social changes.

  3. adolescent

    An adolescent is an individual in the transitional stage of human development between childhood and adulthood, typically between the ages of 13 and 19. This stage is often associated with various physical, psychological, and social changes due to puberty. It's a period of identity exploration, greater independence, and often, experimenting with social and cultural norms.

  4. adolescent

    Adolescent refers to a young person who is in the stage of development from puberty to maturity, typically between the ages of 13 and 19. It is a period of physical, psychological, and social transition from childhood to adulthood. In this phase, individuals often experience growth spurts, changes in body composition and development of sexual characteristics, as well as maturity in cognitive reasoning and emotional intelligence.

  5. adolescent

    An adolescent is an individual in the transitional stage of physical and psychological development that generally occurs during the period from puberty to legal adulthood, usually between the ages of 13 and 19. This is a critical phase characterized by significant changes in body growth, hormonal changes, and development of cognitive skills and emotional maturity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Adolescentadjective

    growing; advancing from childhood to maturity

  2. Adolescentnoun

    a youth

  3. Etymology: [L. adolescens, p. pr. of adolescere to grow up to; ad + the inchoative olescere to grow: cf. F. adolescent. See Adult.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Adolescent

    ad-o-les′ent, adj. growing to manhood.—n. Adoles′cence, the period of youth, in man, from 14 to 25; in woman, from 12 to 21. [Through Fr. from L. adolescent-em, adolescĕre, to grow, adolēre, to magnify.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Adolescent

    A person 13 to 18 years of age.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adolescent in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adolescent in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of adolescent in a Sentence

  1. Daniel Ho:

    Other studies have also shown that adolescent e-cigarette users are more likely to initiate cigarette smoking than non-users, one in two smokers will be killed by tobacco ; two in three if started from a young age.

  2. Stéphane Bancel:

    This is a momentous milestone in Moderna's history as it is our first product to achieve licensure in the U.S., the full licensure of Spikevax in the U.S. now joins that in Canada, Japan, the European Union, the UK, Israel, and other countries, where the adolescent indication is also approved. We are grateful to the U.S. FDA for their thorough review of our application. We are humbled by the role that Spikevax is playing to help end this pandemic.

  3. Susan Saliba:

    Anxiety, sleeplessness and moodiness are symptoms of concussion, but are strongly associated with adolescent behavior and any external stress.

  4. Chip Walter:

    What you may see in a child that's six months of age may differ from what you see in a child that's 3 years of age versus a child who's 8 years of age, or versus an adolescent who's 13 or 14. So, you really kind of need to take each age separately and evaluate the vaccines.

  5. David Ross:

    In most deaths by road accident, the adolescent is a passive victim, in only a small proportion are they the driver.

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  • brolivine
    The fourth definition of "adolescent" by the Chambers 20th Century Dictionary is incorrect. Adolescence occurs at the same period for both males and females. It is not different for each gender. Adolescence lasts from 13-19. People who are 20-25 are not adolescents. They are young adults/adults, though they can also be considered post-adolescents. 
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  • Oiza Elizabeth PcNwoha
    Oiza Elizabeth PcNwoha
    More guidance, close watch and rightful counsel is needed for our adolescent by our mothers and all adult in the home, environment and community, so as to have a peaceful and a salient community.
    LikeReply 29 years ago

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