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1. The process of becoming mature.
2. Biology
a. The processes by which gametes are formed, including the reduction of chromosomes in a germ cell from the diploid number to the haploid number by meiosis.
b. The final differentiation processes in biological systems, such as the final ripening of a seed or the attainment of full functional capacity by a cell, a tissue, or an organ.

mat′u·ra′tion·al adj.
mat′u·ra′tive adj.
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Adj.1.maturational - relating to or involved in maturationmaturational - relating to or involved in maturation; "maturational process"
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The researchers concluded that sixth-grade students may not be maturationally ready for the comprehensive cognitive routine as designed and that the routine should be modified for younger learners.
It is likely that being maturationally delayed, prelinguistic infants with DS (a kind of CA-matching, in fact, even if it may appear to be a match on "linguistic level") are not comparable to TD infants at the very start of lexical development (as in Cardoso-Martins & Mervis' study).
Rather, the empirical findings the author discusses seem to explain why such a life is, to coin a phrase, maturationally impossible--that is, not possible given how actual human beings develop.