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adolescence

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noun ad·o·les·cence \ˌa-də-ˈle-sən(t)s\

Simple Definition of adolescence

  • : the period of life when a child develops into an adult

Full Definition of adolescence

  1. 1 :  the state or process of growing up

  2. 2 :  the period of life from puberty to maturity terminating legally at the age of majority

  3. 3 :  a stage of development (as of a language or culture) prior to maturity

Examples of adolescence

  1. Their children are on the verge of adolescence.

  2. He struggled through his adolescence.



15th Century

First Known Use of adolescence

15th century


ADOLESCENCE Defined for Kids

adolescence

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noun ad·o·les·cence \ˌa-də-ˈle-səns\

Definition of adolescence

  1. :  the period of life between childhood and adulthood




Medical Dictionary

adolescence

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noun ad·o·les·cence \ˌad-əl-ˈes-ən(t)s\

Medical Definition of adolescence

  1. 1:  the state or process of growing up

  2. 2:  the period of life from puberty to maturity terminating legally at the age of majority





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