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ad·o·les·cence

 (ăd′l-ĕs′əns)
n.
1. The period of physical and psychological development from the onset of puberty to adulthood.
2. A similar period in nonhuman animals, ending at sexual maturity.
3. A transitional period of development between an initial or early phase and an established or mature phase: the adolescence of a nation.

adolescence

(ˌædəˈlɛsəns)
n
the period in human development that occurs between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
[C15: via Old French from Latin adolēscentia, from adolēscere to grow up, from alēscere to grow, from alēre to feed, nourish]

ad•o•les•cence

(ˌæd lˈɛs əns)

n.
1. the transitional period between puberty and adulthood in human development, terminating legally when the age of majority is reached; youth.
2. the process or state of growing to maturity.
3. a period or stage of development, as of a society, preceding maturity.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.adolescence - the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthoodadolescence - the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
time of life - a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
genital phase, genital stage - (psychoanalysis) the fifth sexual and social stage in a person's development occurring during adolescence; interest focuses on sexual activity
youth - the time of life between childhood and maturity
puberty, pubescence - the time of life when sex glands become functional
2.adolescence - in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthoodadolescence - in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood
immatureness, immaturity - not having reached maturity

adolescence

noun teens, youth, minority, boyhood, girlhood, juvenescence Some young people suddenly become tongue-tied in early adolescence.

adolescence

noun
The time of life between childhood and maturity:
Translations
سِنُّ الـمُراهَقَةمُرَاهَقَه، سِنّ المُرَاهَقَه
dospívání
pubertetteenageårungdom
plenkreskiĝeco
murrosikänuoruusikä
גיל ההתבגרות
adolescencija
gelgjuskeiî
思春期青年期
사춘기
dospievanie
adolescenca
ungdom
ช่วงวัยรุ่น
ergenlikergenlik çağı
tuổi thiếu niên

adolescence

[ˌædəʊˈlesns] Nadolescencia f

adolescence

[ˌædəˈlɛsəns] nadolescence f

adolescence

nJugend f; (= puberty)Pubertät f, → Adoleszenz f (form); the problems of adolescencePubertätsprobleme pl; in his late adolescencein seiner späteren Jugend

adolescence

[ˌædəʊˈlɛsns] nadolescenza

adolescent

(ӕdəˈlesnt) adjective
in the stage between childhood and adulthood.
noun
a person at this stage of life. Adolescents often quarrel with their parents.
ˌadoˈlescence noun

adolescence

سِنُّ الـمُراهَقَة dospívání pubertet Jugendalter εφηβεία adolescencia murrosikä adolescence adolescencija adolescenza 思春期 사춘기 puberteit pubertet wiek dojrzewania adolescência юность ungdom ช่วงวัยรุ่น ergenlik tuổi thiếu niên 青春期

ad·o·les·cence

n. adolescencia, pubertad.

adolescence

n adolescencia
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