maturity


maturity
ma|tu|ri|ty [məˈtʃuərıti US -ˈtʃur-] n [U]
1.) the quality of behaving in a sensible way like an adult
≠ ↑immaturity
Beth shows a maturity way beyond her 16 years.
One day you'll have the maturity to understand.
2.) the time or state when someone or something is fully grown or developed
at maturity
The tree will reach only 5 feet at maturity.
reach/come to/grow to maturity
These insects reach full maturity after a few weeks.
the era when the Republic came to political maturity
sexual/emotional/physical maturity
He lacks the emotional maturity to appreciate poetry.
3.) the time when a financial arrangement such as a ↑bond or an insurance ↑policy becomes ready to be paid

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

Synonyms:
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