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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 ?
He had grown into maturity in America in the years after the Civil War and he, like all men of his time, had been touched by the deep influences that were at work in the country during those years when modem industrial- ism was being born.
It had been planted by a great-grandson of the first Pyncheon, and, though now fourscore years of age, or perhaps nearer a hundred, was still in its strong and broad maturity, throwing its shadow from side to side of the street, overtopping the seven gables, and sweeping the whole black roof with its pendant foliage.
He had been the husband of three wives, all long since dead; the father of twenty children, most of whom, at every age of childhood or maturity, had likewise returned to dust.
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.
The red fire-light glowed on their two bonny heads, and revealed their faces animated with the eager interest of children; for, though he was twenty-three and she eighteen, each had so much of novelty to feel and learn, that neither experienced nor evinced the sentiments of sober disenchanted maturity.
Miss Vanstone had already reached the first maturity of womanhood; she had completed her six-and-twentieth year.
And yet there is not in France, with its rich variety of soil and climate, a blade, a leaf, a root, a sprig, a peppercorn, which will grow to maturity under conditions more certain than those that have produced this horror.
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.
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.
It was an elfin birth--an elusive and delicate sprite that had to be nurtured into maturity.
The revolutions of time furnish no previous example of a nation shooting up to maturity and expanding into greatness with the rapidity which has characterized the growth of the American people.
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?