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Definitions for maturity
məˈtʃʊər ɪ ti, -ˈtʊər-, -ˈtyʊər-, -ˈtʃɜr-ma·tu·ri·ty
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the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
state of being mature; full development
maturity, maturity date, due datenoun
the date on which an obligation must be repaid
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
When bodily growth has completed and/or reproduction can begin
Date when payment is due
The note was cashed at maturity.
Etymology: mature + -ity
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Etymology: maturité, French; maturitas, Lat.
It may not be unfit to call some of young years to train up for those weighty affairs, against the time of greater maturity. Francis Bacon, Advice to Villiers.
Impatient nature had taught motion
To start from time, and cheerfully to fly
Before, and seize upon maturity. Richard Crashaw.
Various mortifications must be undergone, many difficulties and obstructions conquered, before we can arrive at a just maturity in religion. John Rogers, Sermons.
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
arrival of the time fixed for payment; a becoming due; termination of the period a note, etc., has to run
Etymology: [L. maturitas: cf. F. maturit.]
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.
The act and quality of a mature human being.
Maturity is so important as we are such beautiful souls and so mature.
Submitted by MaryC on April 9, 2020
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Rank popularity for the word 'maturity' in Nouns Frequency: #2370
The numerical value of maturity in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of maturity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of maturity in a Sentence
Maturity consists in having rediscovered the seriousness one had as a child at play.
I think maturity is playing a part in it, i think them getting a taste of what it’s like to play at that level, allowed them to go into the summer understanding what they needed to do in order to be back and competitive in that nature. ... They’re for real, and they’re going to be a tough team.
Kyle Rittenhouses case is the Anthony I knew. He was very much a person who would jump into action, kyle gets into a situation over his head in terms of his emotional maturity to handle it, walks away after killing two people and serious maiming another one. That doesn't seem equitable.
The maturity of the UK North Sea has really started to show and with the fall in the oil price, companies are placing a lot more scrutiny on projects and fields and taking a view on whether they can continue to produce economically, we expect to see more announcements like Fairfield's.
What a terrific display of competition maturity from two exceptional players, it is wonderful to see this generation living our dream. I can't remember a US Open with better crowd support. Thank you, NY, the greatest fans in the world.
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- maduresaCatalan, Valencian
- kypsyys, sukukypsyys, maturiteetti, täysikasvuisuus, eräpäiväFinnish
- foirfeacht, aibíocht, lánaibíochtIrish
- gaudeant maturitate,Latin
- rijpheid, vervaldag, wasdom, betaaldatum, geslachtsrijpheid, volwassenheid, maturiteitDutch
- dojrzałość, dorosłośćPolish
- zapadlost, odraslost, zrelostSlovene
- olgunluk, yetişkinlikTurkish
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