Definition of Adolescence

1. Noun. The time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood.

Generic synonyms: Time Of Life
Terms within: Genital Phase, Genital Stage, Puberty, Pubescence
Group relationships: Youth
Derivative terms: Adolesce, Adolescent, Adolescent

2. Noun. In the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood.
Generic synonyms: Immatureness, Immaturity
Derivative terms: Adolesce, Adolescent

Definition of Adolescence

1. n. The state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; youth, or the period of life between puberty and maturity, generally considered to be, in the male sex, from fourteen to twenty-one. Sometimes used with reference to the lower animals.

Definition of Adolescence

1. Noun. The transitional period of physical and psychological development between childhood and maturity. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Adolescence

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Medical Definition of Adolescence

1. The state of growing up from childhood to manhood or womanhood; youth, or the period of life between puberty and maturity, generally considered to be, in the male sex, from fourteen to twenty-one. Sometimes used with reference to the lower animals. Origin: Fr, fr. L. Adolescentia. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Adolescence

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1. Preventing Tobacco Use Among Young People: A Report of the Surgeon General by M. Joycelyn Elders (1997)
"Developmental Challenges of adolescence The life stage of adolescence itself ... The relationship between adolescence and smoking initiation that is seen in ..."

2. The Individual Delinquent: A Text-book of Diagnosis and Prognosis for All by William Healy (1915)
"Mental Characteristics of adolescence Causing Delinquency. ... The phenomena of puberty and adolescence in their general significance, and also in their ..."

3. Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education by National Society for the Study of Education (1916)
"Schoolmen appear to incline toward the opinion that, whereas we formerly thought that adolescence began at fourteen, we now think of it as beginning at ..."

4. Notes on Child Study by Edward Lee Thorndike (1901)
"adolescence WE may use the word adolescence to refer roughly to the years ... What I shall say about adolescence will be especially applicable to the first ..."

5. Principles of Secondary Education by Paul Monroe (1914)
"The brain, unlike most of the bodily organs, does not increase much in weight at adolescence. However, the manifold alterations and augmentations in psychic ..."

6. Stopping Alcohol & Other Drug Use Before It Starts: The Future of Prevention edited by Robert L. DuPont (1996)
"adolescence: dependency on adults while becoming adults The period of adolescence, and especially of early adolescence, is a time of profound and rapid ..."

7. American Physical Education Review by American Physical Education Association, American Association for the Advancement of Physical Education (1898)
"During the period of adolescence there is rapid growth, ... The Standard Dictionary defines adolescence as the state or period of growth from childhood to ..."

8. The Pedagogical Bible School: A Scientific Study of the Sunday School with by Samuel B. Haslett (1903)
"A growing tendency is noticed among recent writers on adolescence to extend the ... The period of adolescence may be considered under different stages or ..."

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