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maturity

noun ma·tu·ri·ty \mə-ˈtr-ə-tē, -ˈtyr- also -ˈchr-\

Definition of MATURITY

1
:  the quality or state of being mature; especially :  full development <lacks the wisdom and maturity needed to run the company>
2
:  termination of the period that an obligation has to run
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Examples of MATURITY

  1. His behavior shows a lack of maturity.
  2. He reached emotional maturity late in his life.
  3. the maturity level of a child
  4. The bond will reach maturity in 10 years.
  5. Maturities on these bonds can be as long as 10 years.

First Known Use of MATURITY

15th century

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Rhymes with MATURITY

MATURITY Defined for Kids

maturity

noun ma·tu·ri·ty \mə-ˈtr-ə-tē, -ˈtyr-, -ˈchr-\

Definition of MATURITY for Kids

:  the condition of being fully developed
Medical Dictionary

maturity

noun ma·tu·ri·ty \mə-ˈt(y)r-ət-ē also -ˈchr-\
plural ma·tu·ri·ties

Medical Definition of MATURITY

:  the quality or state of being mature; especially :  full development

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