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adolescence

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

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

Full Definition of ADOLESCENCE

1
:  the state or process of growing up
2
:  the period of life from puberty to maturity terminating legally at the age of majority
3
:  a stage of development (as of a language or culture) prior to maturity
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Examples of ADOLESCENCE

  1. Their children are on the verge of adolescence.
  2. He struggled through his adolescence.

First Known Use of ADOLESCENCE

15th century
ADOLESCENCE Defined for Kids

adolescence

noun ad·o·les·cence \ˌa-də-ˈle-səns\

Definition of ADOLESCENCE for Kids

:  the period of life between childhood and adulthood
Medical Dictionary

adolescence

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

Medical Definition of ADOLESCENCE

1
:  the state or process of growing up
2
:  the period of life from puberty to maturity terminating legally at the age of majority

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