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adolescence

the period between puberty and adulthood, usually considered the teen years
Not to be confused with:
adolescents – youths, teenagers, minors
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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.
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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]
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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]
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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
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adolescence

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

noun
The time of life between childhood and maturity:
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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
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adolescence

[ˌædəˈlɛsəns] nadolescence f
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adolescence

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

[ˌædəʊˈlɛsns] nadolescenza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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
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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
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ad·o·les·cence

n. adolescencia, pubertad.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

adolescence

n adolescencia
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