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  1. young adultnoun

    A person who has achieved sexual maturity but whose character and personality are still developing as they gain experience


  1. Young adult

    A young/prime adult, according to Erik Erikson's stages of human development, is generally a person in the age range of 20 to 40, whereas an adolescent is a person aging from 13 to 19, although definitions and opinions vary. The young adult stage in human development precedes middle adulthood. A person in the middle adulthood stage ages from 40 to 64. In maturity, a person is 65 years old or older.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Young Adult

    A person between 19 and 24 years of age.

Editors Contribution

  1. young adult

    A person of a known age.

    A young adult can be from age 18 to 22 years young.

    Submitted by MaryC on January 26, 2021  

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of young adult in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of young adult in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of young adult in a Sentence

  1. Karen Effinger:

    I hope these studies will inform patients and physicians about some of the potential problems survivors face and will help to encourage better surveillance, in adolescent and young adult patients, we need to continue to research the spectrum of late effects.

  2. Camila Alvarez:

    She's a young adult, being 18 in a new country where you probably just fled violence... don't know the language. Eighteen is not a sufficient age to be able to see for yourself like that.

  3. Brandon Hayes-Lattin:

    Cancer can throw a wrench in that to a substantial degree, what makes it challenging for adolescent and young adult patients that's different from younger patients and older patients is that there are some really unique things that face this group.

  4. Kimberly Cahill:

    The issue is going to a game is not essential, yet my young adult student is not allowed off campus forany reason, not for groceries, not for allergy medicine, not for toilet paper.

  5. Ned Sharpless:

    It is imperative that health care professionals, consumers, parents, teachers and other concerned adults, as well as youth and young adult users, report detailed information about any past or future incidents of seizures following e-cigarette use to the The FDA, we're committed to monitoring this issue closely and taking additional steps as necessary to protect the public, especially our nation's youth, from the dangers of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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  • Branden Olivince
    Regarding the third definition of “young adult” by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, 19 is not included in the young adult age group. 19-year-olds are still teenagers. Young adulthood starts at the age of 20. 
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a disposition to be humble; a lack of false pride
  • A. accident
  • B. disguise
  • C. witness
  • D. humility

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