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Maturation (Psychology)

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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
mat•u•ra•tion  (mach′ə rāshən),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act or process of maturating.
mat′u•ration•al, adj. 
  • Medieval Latin mātūrātiōn- (stem of mātūrātiō). See maturate, -ion
  • Middle English: suppuration 1350–1400

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
ma•ture /məˈtʊr, -ˈtyʊr, -ˈtʃʊr/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -tur•er, -tur•est, v.,  -tured, -tur•ing. 
  1. fully developed in body or mind:mature enough to take care of herself when she came home from school.
  2. complete in development:The wine is fully mature.
  3. intended for or composed of adults:[before a noun]mature subjects; a movie for mature audiences.
  4. Businesspayable; due:a mature bond.

  1. to (cause to) become mature: [no object]The wine had matured beautifully.[+ object]Experience has matured him.
  2. to become due:[no object]The bond had matured and was worth $50.
mat•u•ra•tion /ˌmætʃəˈreɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
ma•ture•ly, adv. 
    mature is an adjective and a verb, maturity is a noun:She's very mature for her age. The plants matured and grew. Face your problems with maturity.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
ma•ture  (mə tŏŏr, -tyŏŏr, -chŏŏr, -chûr),USA pronunciation adj.,  -tur•er, -tur•est, v.,  -tured, -tur•ing. 
  1. complete in natural growth or development, as plant and animal forms:a mature rose bush.
  2. ripe, as fruit, or fully aged, as cheese or wine.
  3. fully developed in body or mind, as a person:a mature woman.
  4. pertaining to or characteristic of full development:a mature appearance; fruit with a mature softness.
  5. completed, perfected, or elaborated in full by the mind:mature plans.
  6. Business(of an industry, technology, market, etc.) no longer developing or expanding;
    having little or no potential for further growth or expansion;
    exhausted or saturated.
  7. intended for or restricted to adults, esp. by reason of explicit sexual content or the inclusion of violence or obscene language:mature movies.
  8. composed of adults, considered as being less susceptible than minors to explicit sexual content, violence, or obscene language, as of a film or stage performance:for mature audiences only.
  9. Business[Finance.]having reached the limit of its time;
    having become payable or due:a mature bond.
  10. Medicine
    • having attained definitive form or function, as by maturation of an epithelium from a basal layer.
    • having attained the end stage of a normal or abnormal biological process:a mature boil.
  11. Geology(of a landscape) exhibiting the stage of maximum topographical diversity, as in the cycle of erosion of a land surface.

  1. to make mature;
    ripen, as fruit or cheese.
  2. to bring to full development:His hard experiences in the city matured him.
  3. to complete or perfect.

  1. to become mature;
    ripen, as fruit or cheese.
  2. to come to full development:Our plans have not yet matured.
  3. [Finance.]to become due, as a note.
ma•turely, adv. 
ma•turement, n. 
ma•tureness, n. 
ma•turer, n. 
  • Latin mātūrus ripe, timely, early; akin to manes, matutinal
  • late Middle English 1400–50
    • 1, 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged aged, grown, adult.
    • 2.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See  ripe. 
    • 5.See corresponding entry in Unabridged ready, prepared.
    • 12, 15.See corresponding entry in Unabridged age, develop.
    • 1, 3.See corresponding entry in Unabridged childish, raw, green, young.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

maturation /ˌmætjʊˈreɪʃən ˌmætʃʊ-/ n
  1. the process of maturing or ripening
  2. the development of ova and spermatozoa from precursor cells in the ovary and testis, involving meiosis

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