Definition of Maturity

1. Noun. The period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed.

2. Noun. State of being mature; full development.
Exact synonyms: Matureness
Generic synonyms: State
Specialized synonyms: Adulthood, Ripeness, Youth, Post-maturity, Post-menopause
Attributes: Mature, Immature
Derivative terms: Mature, Mature, Mature, Mature, Mature
Antonyms: Immaturity

3. Noun. The date on which an obligation must be repaid.
Exact synonyms: Due Date, Maturity Date
Generic synonyms: Date, Day Of The Month

Definition of Maturity

1. n. The state or quality of being mature; ripeness; full development; as, the maturity of corn or of grass; maturity of judgment; the maturity of a plan.

Definition of Maturity

1. Noun. The state of being mature, ready or ripe ¹

2. Noun. When bodily growth has completed and/or reproduction can begin ¹

3. Noun. (countable finance) Date when payment is due ¹

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Definition of Maturity

1. the state of being mature [n -TIES]

Medical Definition of Maturity

1. A state of full development or completed growth. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Maturity

mature cell leukaemia
mature neutrophil
mature ovarian follicle
maturity (current term)
maturity-onset diabetes
maturity-onset diabetes mellitus
maturity date
maturity onset diabetes of youth
matutinal epilepsy

Literary usage of Maturity

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Educational Psychology by Edward L. Thorndike (1910)
"CHAPTER VI THE INFLUENCE OF maturity No competent student doubts that in certain mental traits maturity or inner mental growth causes one individual to ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1910)
"... payable to the company, for the premium, and that, by the terms of the policy, failure to pay the premium note at maturity would forfeit the policy. ..."

3. OECD Economic Surveys: Turkey by OECD Staff (2004)
"However, the average maturity on the overall government portfolio decreased in parallel, ... Average maturity and cost of Turkish Lira fixed interest ..."

4. The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Virgil by William Young Sellar (1908)
"His style marks the maturity of development after which the vital force animating the ... The maturity of accomplishment immediately preceded and partly ..."

5. A Treatise on the Law of Bills of Exchange, Promissory Notes, Bank-notes and by John Barnard Byles, Maurice Barnard Byles, Walter John Barnard Byles (1899)
"A release by the holder after the maturity of the bill is Release at a complete discharge as between the releasor and his trans- maturity, ferees on the one ..."

6. The Law of Contracts by Samuel Williston, Clarence Martin Lewis (1920)
"[TIME OF maturity.] Every negotiable instrument is payable at the time fixed ... When the day of maturity falls upon Sunday, or a holiday, the instrument is ..."

7. The Republic of Plato by Plato (1909)
"But with the advance of the years in which the soul begins to attain her maturity they ought to increase her gymnastics; but when the physical strength ..."

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