maturity


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ma·tu·ri·ty

(mă-chūr'i-tē),
A state of full development or completed growth.

maturity

(mə-tyo͝or′ĭ-tē, -to͝or′-, -cho͝or′-)
n. pl. maturi·ties
The state or quality of being mature.

maturity (mat)

[məcho̅o̅′ritē]
Etymology: L, maturus, ripe
1 a state of complete growth or development, usually designated as the period of life between adolescence and old age.
2 the stage at which an organism is capable of reproduction.

ma·tu·ri·ty

(mă-chūr'i-tē)
A state of full development or completed growth.

ma·tu·ri·ty

(mă-chūr'i-tē)
A state of full development or completed growth.
References in classic literature ?
The average life expectancy of a Martian after the age of maturity is about three hundred years, but would be nearer the one-thousand mark were it not for the various means leading to violent death.
But, indeed, everything about the place wore an aspect of maturity and abundance.
One of the hotels at Vevey, however, is famous, even classical, being distinguished from many of its upstart neighbors by an air both of luxury and of maturity.
They swept along above cultivated fields of tobacco, maize, and barley, at full maturity, and here and there immense rice-fields, full of straight stalks and purple blossoms.
So much had his great strength and agility increased in the period following his maturity that he had come to believe that he might master the redoubtable Terkoz in a hand to hand fight were it not for the terrible advantage the anthropoid's huge fighting fangs gave him over the poorly armed Tarzan.
Before he left the next morning, while taking a pleasant walk with Miss Brooke along the gravelled terrace, he had mentioned to her that he felt the disadvantage of loneliness, the need of that cheerful companionship with which the presence of youth can lighten or vary the serious toils of maturity.
The use of his book to cultivated people might lie in its affording a kind of standard by which they might take measure of the maturity and producible quality of their own thoughts on a hundred important subjects.
The beasts of the jungle that he had been reared among were playful to maturity but seldom thereafter.
Remember, John Carter, that you are not dealing with an Earth child, whose span of life would be more than half completed before a daughter of Barsoom reached actual maturity.
Her lines were rounder, her muscles fuller, and there was about her that indefinite something of maturity that was new to her and that incited me on.
No longer puppies, vaguely proud of the sedateness of maturity, they strove to be proud and sedate while all their impulse was to rush together in a frantic ecstasy.
Irish terriers, when they have gained maturity, are notable, not alone for their courage, fidelity, and capacity for love, but for their cool-headedness and power of self-control and restraint.