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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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It would have caused an acute agony to thrill from the morning twilight, all the day through, until bedtime; and even then would have mingled a dull, inscrutable pain and pallid hue of misfortune with the visionary bloom and adolescence of his slumber.
After a wild youth, he had retired into a convent, there to expiate, at least for some time, the follies of adolescence.
He had come - putting the thing pompously - to look at his "property," which he had thus for a third of a century not been within four thousand miles of; or, expressing it less sordidly, he had yielded to the humour of seeing again his house on the jolly corner, as he usually, and quite fondly, described it - the one in which he had first seen the light, in which various members of his family had lived and had died, in which the holidays of his overschooled boyhood had been passed and the few social flowers of his chilled adolescence gathered, and which, alienated then for so long a period, had, through the successive deaths of his two brothers and the termination of old arrangements, come wholly into his hands.
The girl, who was older than Luigi, found a charm in being courted by a youth already so grand, so tried by fate,--a youth who joined to the experience of a man the graces of adolescence.
The fact was she had purchased it when but a small puppy, insisting at first that no one should touch it but herself; but soon becoming tired of so helpless and troublesome a nursling, she had gladly yielded to my entreaties to be allowed to take charge of it; and I, by carefully nursing the little creature from infancy to adolescence, of course, had obtained its affections: a reward I should have greatly valued, and looked upon as far outweighing all the trouble I had had with it, had not poor Snap's grateful feelings exposed him to many a harsh word and many a spiteful kick and pinch from his owner, and were he not now in danger of being
I haven't read him since adolescence, and all I read then was his
I was in the flower of my adolescence, a-thrill with romance and adventure, dreaming of wild life in the wild man- world.
Scared, discouraged on the threshold of adolescence, plunged in moral misery of the bitterest kind, she had not learned to read--not that sort of language.
Parenting effectively includes, besides the aforementioned factors, an understanding of the concept of healthy adolescence and normative development, how to assess the status of their adolescent child in terms of his or her health trajectory, how to facilitate healthy development and foster the adoption of positive health behaviors, how to access resources and support for themselves and their adolescent when there is a problem.
In fact, the best, most convincing parts of this film involve the agonies and ecstasies of adolescence, where, as young Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) summons the courage to ask a Hogwarts classmate to a dance, he tells a friend, ``I think I'd rather tackle the dragon right now.
Adolescence in Ooni, where citizens have access to hydrogen and flora-powered cars, videophones, and netevisions and where Earth is a mere myth, seems somewhat familiar.
After reviewing the most up-to-date data on teenage sexual activity, contraceptive use, pregnancy and parenthood, the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Adolescence has outlined ways in which pediatricians can address their patients' emerging sexual and reproductive health needs.