Simple Definition of adolescence
: 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
Examples of adolescence in a sentence
Their children are on the verge of adolescence.
He struggled through his adolescence.
First Known Use of adolescence
ADOLESCENCE Defined for Kids
Definition of adolescence for Students
: the period of life between childhood and adulthood
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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