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

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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 Thirteen days ago, after the Mavericks dominated the final six minutes to pull out Game 1 in Staples Center, coach Rick Carlisle credited his team’s maturation of the last two-plus seasons. Dallas News, 6 June 2021 With brands developing more of a digital focus due to the pandemic, and with the maturation of attribution technology, bringing in new users in a measurable way is more achievable than ever. Gary Burtka, Forbes, 21 May 2021 Your design should take into account the inevitable maturation of both. Malia Wollan, New York Times, 18 May 2021 The use of his full name is supposed to signify maturation. Sheldon Pearce, The New Yorker, 4 May 2021 The whisky is initially matured in both bourbon and refill Oloroso sherry casks, followed by a secondary maturation period of 12 to 18 months in European oak sherry barrels. Jonah Flicker, Robb Report, 28 May 2021 This ongoing maturation may result from a small piece of the virus that is sequestered by the immune system — for target practice, so to speak. Apoorva Mandavilli, New York Times, 26 May 2021 Its seaside maturation imparts a slightly maritime savoriness. Joseph V Micallef, Forbes, 15 May 2021 And in a follow-up study, the researchers found that the students, especially boys, with higher levels of testosterone (a marker of pubertal maturation in both boys and girls) were most likely to respond well to the intervention. Lydia Denworth, Scientific American, 28 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of maturation

1541, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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The first known use of maturation was in 1541

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12 Jun 2021

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“Maturation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/maturation. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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maturation

noun

English Language Learners Definition of maturation

formal : the process of becoming mature : the process of developing in the body or mind : the process of developing to a desired level

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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