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com·ing of age

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  1. coming of age(Noun)

    A person's journey from childhood or adolescence to adulthood.

Freebase

  1. Coming of age

    Coming of age is a young person's transition from childhood to adulthood. The age at which this transition takes place varies in society, as does the nature of the transition. It can be a simple legal convention or can be part of a ritual, as practiced by many societies. In the past, and in some societies today, such a change is associated with the age of sexual maturity; in others, it is associated with an age of religious responsibility. Particularly in western societies, modern legal conventions which stipulate points in late adolescence or early adulthood are the focus of the transition. In either case, many cultures retain ceremonies to confirm the coming of age, and significant benefits come with the change. Coming of age is often a topic of fiction. In literature, a novel which deals with coming of age is called a bildungsroman. Similar stories told in film are called coming-of-age films.

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of coming of age in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of coming of age in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of coming of age in a Sentence

  1. Andrew Neel:

    I think men have some stuff to work out so I think the world might be a better place if we tried to start having a dialogue about masculinity and male coming of age.

  2. Mahmoud Sabbagh:

    I like to call my film a coming-of-age story rather than romantic comedy, i borrowed from so many genres in my film, because I said we are defining the perception of cinema, we have no precedents before us.

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