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  1. adults

    An adult is a human or other animal that has reached full growth. In human context, the term adult has meanings associated with social and legal concepts. In contrast to a "minor", a legal adult is a person who has attained the age of majority and is therefore regarded as independent, self-sufficient, and responsible. They may also be regarded as a "major". The typical age of attaining legal adulthood is 18, although definition may vary by legal rights, country, and psychological development. Human adulthood encompasses psychological adult development. Definitions of adulthood are often inconsistent and contradictory; a person may be biologically an adult, and have adult behavior, but still be treated as a child if they are under the legal age of majority. Conversely, one may legally be an adult but possess none of the maturity and responsibility that may define an adult character. In different cultures there are events that relate passing from being a child to becoming an adult or coming of age. This often encompasses the passing a series of tests to demonstrate that a person is prepared for adulthood, or reaching a specified age, sometimes in conjunction with demonstrating preparation. Most modern societies determine legal adulthood based on reaching a legally specified age without requiring a demonstration of physical maturity or preparation for adulthood.

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  1. adultsnoun

    Plural noun of the word adult.

    The adults were asked to accompany the children on the largest theme park rides.


    Submitted by MaryC on May 3, 2016  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adults' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3080

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'adults' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2955

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of adults in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of adults in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of adults in a Sentence

  1. Lily Tomlin:

    Ninety eight percent of the adults in this country are decent, hardworking, honest Americans. It's the other lousy two percent that get all the publicity. But then, we elected them.

  2. Henry Spiller:

    In adults, the respiratory depression, the part that slows the breathing and you stop breathing, is limited, and so there's a lot less respiratory depression in adults, that's why it was felt to be safer. Unfortunately, in very young children under 5, preschoolers, toddlers, infants... that protection isn't there, and they do get this respiratory depression. It does affect their breathing.

  3. Maureen Monaghan:

    Young adults, like many of us, respond to the immediate out-of-pocket cost for insurance – what the monthly premium is.

  4. Hugues Salone:

    We're not children, we're adults, we really want to assert our choices, and not the choices of the politicians who do not live up to them.

  5. Alan Marshall Beck:

    Boys are found everywhere-on top of, underneath, inside of, climbing on, swinging from, running around or jumping to. Mothers love them, little girls hate them, older sisters and brothers tolerate them, adults ignore them and Heaven protects them. A boy is Truth with dirt on its face, Beauty with a cut on its finger, Wisdom with bubble gum in its hair and the Hope of the future with a frog in its pocket.

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