maturation

noun
mat·​u·​ra·​tion | \ ˌma-chə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce maturation (audio) \

Definition of maturation

1a : the process of becoming mature (see mature entry 1 sense 2)
b : the emergence of personal and behavioral characteristics through growth processes
c : the final stages of differentiation (see differentiation sense 2b) of cells, tissues, or organs
2a : the entire process by which diploid gamete-producing cells are transformed into haploid gametes that includes both meiosis and physiological (see physiological sense 2) and structural changes

Other Words from maturation

maturational \ ˌma-​chə-​ˈrā-​shnəl How to pronounce maturation (audio) , -​shə-​nᵊl \ adjective

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Examples of maturation in a Sentence

the early stages of maturation the maturation of his skills
Recent Examples on the Web The team’s fate is directly tied to Mac’s maturation and evolution. Christopher L. Gasper, BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2022 But Gosling plays the character with a level of debilitating grief over his birth coinciding with his mother’s death and his lack of masculine maturation, which turns his relationship with a lifelike doll from weird to sad. Keith Nelson, Men's Health, 21 July 2022 Innovation in Japan’s whisky industry, where the ingredients and distillation are modelled on the Scottish process, is focused on the back end, maturation and blending. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 2 June 2022 Jefferson’s Bourbon founder Trey Zoeller is nothing if not enthusiastic about his whiskey, coming up with a steady stream of new expressions that experiment with maturation and mashbill. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 8 Apr. 2022 Some companies might fail because of that, but the industry is going through a necessary maturation process, said Julian Holguin, chief executive of Doodles, a collection of 10,000 NFTs. Ann-marie Alcántara, WSJ, 27 June 2022 This, Maddon believes, is part of the maturation process for a good young pitcher. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 23 May 2022 Whiskies which undergo a long maturation in Mizunara casks take on a distinctive spiciness and incense-like flavor of sandalwood and agarwood. Larry Olmsted, Forbes, 2 June 2022 Maggie and Gary try to be hospitable to a surprise guest; Regina worries about Tyrell moving too fast with a new fling; Rome helps a student through their maturation. Washington Post, 4 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of maturation

1541, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Maturation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maturation. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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maturation

noun
mat·​u·​ra·​tion | \ ˌmach-ə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce maturation (audio) \

Medical Definition of maturation

1a : the process of becoming mature
b : the emergence of personal and behavioral characteristics through growth processes
c : the final stages of differentiation of cells, tissues, or organs
d : the achievement of intellectual or emotional maturity
2a : the entire process by which diploid gamete-producing cells are transformed into haploid gametes that includes both meiosis and physiological and structural changes fitting the gamete for its future role

Other Words from maturation

maturative \ mə-​ˈt(y)u̇r-​ət-​iv How to pronounce maturation (audio) \ adjective

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