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maturity

noun [U]  /məˈtʃʊr·ɪ·t̬i, -ˈtʊr-/ us  

maturity noun [U] (PHYSICAL GROWTH)

the state of being completely grown: How long does it take for the chicks to grow to maturity?

maturity noun [U] (MENTAL DEVELOPMENT)

the state of being mentally and emotionally well-developed, and therefore responsible: It takes maturity to be a leader.
Translations of “maturity”
in Korean 성숙, 성숙함…
in Arabic نُضج…
in Portuguese maturidade…
in Catalan maduresa…
in Japanese 十分な成長, 成熟ぶり…
in Italian maturità…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精神上發展, (心智)成熟, 成熟階段…
in Russian зрелость…
in Turkish olgunluk, erişkinlik, yetişkinlik…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精神上成长, (心智)成熟, 成熟阶段…
in Polish dojrzałość…
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