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maturity

noun [U] uk   /məˈtjʊə.rɪ.ti/ us    /-ˈtʊr.ə.t̬i/

maturity noun [U] (MENTAL DEVELOPMENT)

the quality of behaving mentally and emotionally like an adult a very advanced or developed form or state

maturity noun [U] (FULL GROWTH)

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

maturity noun [U] (FINANCE)

specialized finance & economics the time when an insurance agreement or investment becomes ready to be paid: The investment reaches maturity after ten years.
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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