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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
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It did not include information about testing for fetal lung maturity.
* To significantly diminish unnecessary prematurity and its associated morbidity, patient safety initiatives should include elective induction and C-section bundles that require either a gestational age of at least 39 weeks or documented fetal lung maturity.
Six alternative methods to the lecithin/sphingomyelin ratio in amniotic fluid for assessing fetal lung maturity. Ann Clin Biochem 1997;34:106-8.
Numerous tests for fetal lung maturity have been introduced since 1971 when the first test, the L/S ratio, was described; but there have really been no changes since 1988 when the LBC (lamellar body count) was first introduced.
Because this study lacked data about testing for fetal lung maturity, it is unclear whether the higher rate of adverse outcomes with elective cesarean delivery before 39 weeks could be explained by failure to assess for fetal lung maturity.
Laboratory assessment of fetal lung maturity (FLM) before delivery enables clinicians to either delay delivery and administer steroids to hasten fetal lung development or to elect to deliver a preterm infant whose lungs are mature.
* Beyond 32 weeks, the risk of severe complications of prematurity, including CP, is low if fetal lung maturity has been established by amniotic fluid samples collected vaginally or by amniocentesis.
In addition, patients with suspected placenta accreta are scheduled for cesarean deliveries at 36 weeks' gestation, following amniocentesis to determine fetal lung maturity. Other management strategies for patients at risk of hemorrhage include weekly autologous blood donations and the administration of erythropoietin, iron, and vitamin therapy, as well as the use of intraoperative blood collection and auto-transfusion after delivery.
A Tests for fetal lung maturity are based on the observation that as the fetal lung develops, there is an increase in certain lipids, especially lecithin (L), sphingomyelin (S) and phosphatidyl-glycerol (PG).
Studies of amniotic fluid have yielded IR models to quantify the lecithin /sphingomyelin ratio and the surfactant/ albumin ratio, establishing IR spectroscopy as an attractive option for the assessment of fetal lung maturity (7, 8).
-- A single course of prenatal steroids given to hasten fetal lung maturity is effective for longer than 7 days, meaning there may be no need for a repeat, rescue dose, Alan M.