ma·​tu·​ri·​ty | \ mə-ˈchu̇r-ə-tē How to pronounce maturity (audio) , -ˈchər- also -ˈtu̇r- How to pronounce maturity (audio) , -ˈtyu̇r- \

Definition of maturity

1 : the quality or state of being mature especially : full development the maturity of grain maturity of judgment lacks the wisdom and maturity needed to run the company
2 : termination of the period that an obligation (see obligation sense 2c) has to run

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Examples of maturity in a Sentence

His behavior shows a lack of maturity. He reached emotional maturity late in his life. the maturity level of a child The bond will reach maturity in 10 years. Maturities on these bonds can be as long as 10 years.
Recent Examples on the Web An existing presence in the market, better funding, and maturity of specific technology ensure that a few of the above companies are far ahead of the competition. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 8 July 2022 In response, now is the time for those with ownership of revenue or sales tech stacks to consider the maturity of their tech management. Forrester, Forbes, 27 June 2022 Actually, the opposite: my husband and I started Benjamin Buttoning into the same emotional maturity as our teenage daughters. Ali Wentworth, Town & Country, 8 May 2022 Our hemp has the greatest amounts of whole spectrum cannabinoids and less than 0.3 percent THC, which was hand-harvested at the perfect maturity. The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 Apr. 2022 Luke hears the maturity in her voice and pulls everyone in. Rodney Ho, ajc, 11 Apr. 2022 Each of them, now adults, recalls his intelligence and puzzling maturity for someone that age. Carlos Aguilar, Los Angeles Times, 27 July 2022 As with so many buzzy debuts, a major label’s efforts to prove a young star’s maturity breeds contrivance. Bobby Olivier, SPIN, 26 July 2022 Many seedlings will die before reaching maturity due to drought and insects, both of which can be exacerbated by climate change. Matthew Brown, ajc, 25 July 2022 See More

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First Known Use of maturity

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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14 Aug 2022

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“Maturity.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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More Definitions for maturity


ma·​tu·​ri·​ty | \ mə-ˈtu̇r-ə-tē How to pronounce maturity (audio) , -ˈtyu̇r-, -ˈchu̇r- \

Kids Definition of maturity

: the condition of being fully developed


ma·​tu·​ri·​ty | \ mə-ˈt(y)u̇r-ət-ē also -ˈchu̇r- \
plural maturities

Medical Definition of maturity

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


ma·​tu·​ri·​ty | \ mə-ˈtu̇r-ə-tē, -ˈchu̇r- How to pronounce maturity (audio) \

Legal Definition of maturity

: termination of the period that a note or other obligation has to run : state or condition of having become due

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