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 (mə-tyo͝or′, -to͝or′, -cho͝or′)
adj. ma·tur·er, ma·tur·est
a. Having reached full natural growth or development: a mature cell.
b. Having reached a desired or final condition; ripe: a mature cheese.
2. Having or showing characteristics, such as patience and prudence, considered typical of well-balanced adulthood: mature for her age.
a. Suitable or intended for adults: mature subject matter.
b. Composed of adults: a mature audience.
4. Worked out fully by the mind; considered: a mature plan of action.
5. Having reached the limit of its time; due: a mature bond.
6. No longer subject to great expansion or development. Used of an industry, market, or product.
7. Geology Having reached maximum development of form. Used of streams and landforms.
v. ma·tured, ma·tur·ing, ma·tures
1. To bring to full development; ripen.
2. To work out fully in the mind: "able to digest and mature my thoughts for my own mind only" (John Stuart Mill).
1. To evolve toward or reach full development: The child's judgment matures as she grows older.
2. To become due. Used of notes and bonds.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin mātūrus; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]

ma·ture′ly adv.
ma·ture′ness n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.matureness - state of being maturematureness - 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
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(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.
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
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