What does maturity mean?

Definitions for maturity
məˈtʃʊər ɪ ti, -ˈtʊər-, -ˈtyʊər-, -ˈtʃɜr-ma·tu·ri·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. adulthood, maturity(noun)

    the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed

  2. maturity, matureness(noun)

    state of being mature; full development

  3. maturity, maturity date, due date(noun)

    the date on which an obligation must be repaid


  1. maturity(Noun)

    The state of being mature, ready or ripe

    Some foods and drinks, like wine, only reach their full taste at maturity, which literally comes at a price

  2. maturity(Noun)

    When bodily growth has completed and/or reproduction can begin

  3. maturity(Noun)

    Date when payment is due

    The note was cashed at maturity.

  4. Origin: mature + -ity

Webster Dictionary

  1. Maturity(noun)

    the state or quality of being mature; ripeness; full development; as, the maturity of corn or of grass; maturity of judgment; the maturity of a plan

  2. Maturity(noun)

    arrival of the time fixed for payment; a becoming due; termination of the period a note, etc., has to run

  3. Origin: [L. maturitas: cf. F. maturit.]


  1. Maturity

    In psychology, maturity is the ability to respond to the environment in an appropriate manner. This response is generally learned rather than instinctive, and is not determined by one's age. Maturity also encompasses being aware of the correct time and place to behave and knowing when to act appropriately, according to the circumstances and the culture of the society one lives in. Adult development and maturity theories include the purpose in life concept, in which maturity emphasizes a clear comprehension of life's purpose, directedness, and intentionality which, contributes to the feeling that life is meaningful. The status of maturity is distinguished by the shift away from reliance on guardianship and the oversight of an adult in decision-making acts. Maturity has different definitions across legal, social, sexual, emotional, political, and intellectual contexts. The age or qualities assigned for each of these contexts are tied to culturally-significant indicators of independence that often vary as a result of religious or social sentiments. The concept of psychological maturity has implications across both legal and social contexts, while a combination of political activism and scientific evidence continue to reshape and qualify its definition. Because of these factors, the notion and definition of maturity is somewhat subjective. Even so, both principles of maturity and immaturity share a long history in human evolution and have far-reaching implications for the timing and duration of sexual and physical development.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'maturity' in Nouns Frequency: #2370

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of maturity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of maturity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of maturity in a Sentence

  1. Lawana Blackwell:

    Age is no guarantee of maturity.

  2. Dick Werthimer:

    The purpose of life is to fight maturity.

  3. Ehsan Sehgal:

    Maturity does not match, with immaturity.

  4. Lakshmi Narasimman:

    Maturity is betterment of the existing state.

  5. Jules Feiffer:

    Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.

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