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ma·tur·i·ty

 (mə-tyo͝or′ĭ-tē, -to͝or′-, -cho͝or′-)
n. pl. ma·tur·i·ties
1. The state or quality of being mature.
2.
a. The time at which a note or bond is due.
b. The state of a note or bond being due.
3. Geology A stage in the development of streams or landscapes at which maximum development has been reached or at which the process of erosion is going on with maximum vigor. Maturity of a landscape continues throughout the period of maximum topographic differentiation or until about three fourths of the original mass is carried away by erosion.

[Middle English maturite, from Old French, from Latin mātūritās, from mātūrus, mature; see mature.]

maturity

(məˈtjʊərɪtɪ; -ˈtʃʊə-)
n
1. the state or quality of being mature; full development
2. (Banking & Finance) finance
a. the date upon which a bill of exchange, bond, note, etc, becomes due for repayment
b. the state of a bill, note, etc, when due

ma•tu•ri•ty

(məˈtʃʊər ɪ ti, -ˈtʊər-, -ˈtyʊər-, -ˈtʃɜr-)

n.
1. the quality or state of being mature.
2. full development.
3. the termination of the time when a note or bill of exchange becomes due.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.maturity - the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developedmaturity - the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
teens - the time of life between the ages of 12 and 20
mid-twenties, twenties - the time of life between 20 and 30
mid-thirties, thirties, thirty-something - the time of life between 30 and 40
forties, mid-forties - the time of life between 40 and 50
mid-fifties, fifties - the time of life between 50 and 60
legal age, majority - the age at which persons are considered competent to manage their own affairs
prime of life, prime - the time of maturity when power and vigor are greatest
drinking age - the age at which is legal for a person to buy alcoholic beverages
voting age - the age at which a person is old enough to vote in public elections
middle age - the time of life between youth and old age (e.g., between 40 and 60 years of age)
2.maturity - state of being maturematurity - state of being mature; full development
state - the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state"
adulthood - the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity
ripeness - the state of being ripe
youth - early maturity; the state of being young or immature or inexperienced
post-maturity, post-menopause - the state in which women have stopped ovulating
immatureness, immaturity - not having reached maturity
3.maturity - the date on which an obligation must be repaidmaturity - the date on which an obligation must be repaid
date, day of the month - the specified day of the month; "what is the date today?"

maturity

noun
1. adulthood, majority, completion, puberty, coming of age, fullness, full bloom, full growth, pubescence, manhood or womanhood Humans experience a delayed maturity compared with other mammals.
adulthood imperfection, immaturity, youthfulness, incompletion, juvenility
2. sense of responsibility, experience, sense, wisdom, sophistication, level-headedness, matureness Many teenagers lack self confidence and maturity.
sense of responsibility irresponsibility, immaturity, excitability, childishness, puerility
3. ripeness, perfection, maturation the dried seeds of peas that have been picked at maturity
Translations
نضجنُضوج، بُلوغ
dospělostzralost
modenhed
kypsyyssukukypsyystäysikasvuisuus
òroski; òaî aî vera tilbúinn; gjalddagi
成熟
maturitate
zrelost
erginlikolgunluk

maturity

[məˈtjʊərɪtɪ] N
1. (emotional) → madurez f
2. (physical) [of person, animal] → madurez f, pleno desarrollo m; [of plant] → pleno desarrollo m
to reach physical maturityalcanzar su pleno desarrollo
3. (Fin) [of insurance policy, bond] → vencimiento m

maturity

[məˈtjʊərɪti] n
(physical) [person, animal] to reach maturity → arriver à maturité
(emotional)maturité f
I have long felt that you lacked maturity → J'ai longtemps pensé que vous manquiez de maturité.

maturity

n
Reife f; to reach maturity (person) → erwachsen werden; (legally) → volljährig werden; (animal) → ausgewachsen sein; poems of his maturityGedichte plseiner reiferen Jahre; he’s somewhat lacking in maturityihm fehlt die nötige Reife
(Comm) → Fälligkeit f; (= date)Fälligkeitsdatum nt

maturity

[məˈtjʊərɪtɪ] nmaturità f inv

mature

(məˈtjuə) adjective
1. (having the qualities of someone who, or something that, is) fully grown or developed. a very mature person.
2. (of cheese, wine etc) ready for eating or drinking. a mature cheese.
verb
1. to make or become mature. She matured early.
2. (of an insurance policy) to become due to be paid. My insurance policy matures when I reach sixty-five.
maˈturely adverb
maˈturity noun
maˈtureness noun

ma·tu·ri·ty

n. madurez; etapa de desarrollo completo.

maturity

n madurez f
References in classic literature ?
The early Greek epic -- that is, poetry as a natural and popular, and not (as it became later) an artificial and academic literary form -- passed through the usual three phases, of development, of maturity, and of decline.
I saw no signs of extreme age among them, nor is there any appreciable difference in their appearance from the age of maturity, about forty, until, at about the age of one thousand years, they go voluntarily upon their last strange pilgrimage down the river Iss, which leads no living Martian knows whither and from whose bosom no Martian has ever returned, or would be allowed to live did he return after once embarking upon its cold, dark waters.
As Spring, Mother of many-coloured birth, doth rear The young light-hearted world, so Autumn drains The nectar of the world's maturity.
It has often been remarked that at the age when Marlowe died Shakspere had produced not one of the great plays on which his reputation rests; but Shakspere's genius came to maturity more surely, as well as more slowly, and there is no basis for the inference sometimes drawn that if Marlowe had lived he would ever have equalled or even approached Shakespere's supreme achievement.
Safe under the protecting care of her mistress, Eliza had reached maturity without those temptations which make beauty so fatal an inheritance to a slave.
When this fruit arrives to perfect maturity, they either pound the kernel into meal, and make cakes of or draw an oil from it of a fine scent and taste, and of great use in medicine; so that what is reported of the different products of this wonderful tree is neither false nor incredible.
This may be bad morality to conclude with, but I believe it to be truth; and if such parties succeed, how should a Captain Wentworth and an Anne Elliot, with the advantage of maturity of mind, consciousness of right, and one independent fortune between them, fail of bearing down every opposition?
I know only that my first consciousness was of maturity in body and mind--a consciousness accepted without surprise or conjecture.
I had read of such things in books, and regarded them as personal probabilities of a distant maturity.
This Jenny Jones was no very comely girl, either in her face or person; but nature had somewhat compensated the want of beauty with what is generally more esteemed by those ladies whose judgment is arrived at years of perfect maturity, for she had given her a very uncommon share of understanding.
All the fruits of the earth shall come to maturity at whatever season we think fit to choose, and increase a hundred fold more than they do at present; with innumerable other happy proposals.
Or if the combustible materials that now seem to be collecting should be dissipated without coming to maturity, or if a flame should be kindled without extending to us, what security can we have that our tranquillity will long remain undisturbed from some other cause or from some other quarter?