post·​ad·​o·​les·​cence | \ ˌpōst-ˈˌa-də-ˈle-sᵊn(t)s How to pronounce postadolescence (audio) \

Definition of postadolescence

: the period following adolescence and preceding adulthood … understanding jazz as a 100-year continuity, an art performed by great musicians from postadolescence until the ends of their lives …— Ben Ratliff

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Recent Examples on the Web My college years and early postadolescence were filled with that fury, that determined indignation. Richard Lawson, HWD, "George W. Bush’s Cuddly Comeback Is the Worst Kind of Nostalgia," 7 Mar. 2017

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1908, in the meaning defined above

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“Postadolescence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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Medical Definition of postadolescence

: the period following adolescence and preceding adulthood

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