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ma·ture

(mă-chūr', -tūr),
1. Ripe; fully developed.
2. To ripen; to become fully developed.
[L. maturus, ripe]

mature

/ma·ture/ (mah-chldbomacr´)
1. to develop to maturity; to ripen.
2. fully developed; ripe.

mature

(mə-cho͝or′, -to͝or′)
adj.
1. Having reached full natural growth or development.
2. Relating to or characteristic of full mental or physical development.
v.
To evolve toward or reach full development.

mature

[məchoo͡r′]
Etymology: L, maturus, ripe
1 v, to become fully developed; to ripen.
2 adj, fully developed or ripened.

ma·ture

(mă-chūr')
1. Ripe; fully developed.
2. To ripen; to become fully developed.
[L. maturus, ripe]

ma·ture

(mă-chūr')
Ripe; fully developed.
[L. maturus, ripe]
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But these Matures also witnessed a significant change in what's considered old, not least because of an extension of human life expectancy.
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College Funding Discrepancy: Contrary to widespread speculation that Matures would contribute generously to their grandchildren's education, only 30% are currently putting any money aside, while 56% of Matures, 23% of Boomers, and 7% of GenXers do not plan on funding a portion of their children/ grandchildren's education.
Conversely, we've seen contributions decline significantly, down from $20,300 for Matures and $32,300 for Boomers in 2004," Moore continued.
The GenX investors polled were age 23 to 37, while the Baby Boomer and Mature investors were age 38 to 55 and 56 to 71 respectively.
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Both matures and boomers place heavy importance on tax implications.
More than one in ten Baby Boomers (12 percent) and 6 percent of Matures also invests in these plans.
With our renewal option, this loan matures in 2006 and fits nicely into our maturity schedule," said Richard Davis, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
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