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"maturity" in British English

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maturitynoun [U]

uk   /məˈtjʊə.rɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈtʊr.ə.t̬i/
  • maturity noun [U] (MENTAL DEVELOPMENT)

the ​quality of ​behavingmentally and ​emotionally like an ​adult a very ​advanced or ​developedform or ​state
  • maturity noun [U] (FULL GROWTH)

the ​state of being ​completelygrownphysically: How ​long does it take for the ​chicks to ​grow to maturity?
(Definition of maturity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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maturitynoun [U]

 us   /məˈtʃʊr·ɪ·t̬i, -ˈtʊr-/
  • maturity noun [U] (PHYSICAL GROWTH)

the ​state of being ​completelygrown: 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 ​thereforeresponsible: It ​takes maturity to be a ​leader.
(Definition of maturity from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"maturity" in Business English

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maturitynoun

uk   /məˈtjʊərəti/  us   /məˈtʃʊərəti/
[C or U] (plural maturities) FINANCE, INSURANCE the ​time when an ​investment or ​insuranceproduct becomes ​ready to be ​paid: In the next ​year about 20 ​investmenttrusts will reach maturity.on/at maturity There is no ​extratax when the ​policypays out on maturity.prior to/before maturity Closing the ​account before maturity will ​result in 90 days' ​loss of ​interest.a maturity of 60 days/3 years, etc. The ​shares have an ​exerciseprice of $27.50 ​pershare and a maturity of three ​years. These ​deposits are for a ​range of maturities from ​overnight to one ​year.
[U] ECONOMICS a ​stage in the ​development of a ​market or ​industry when it is not new and is not likely to ​grow quickly in the future: Eventually, all ​technologies reach maturity as ​growthslows and ​markets become saturated. He insists that the ​growing maturity of the games ​industry is not stifling ​creativity.
[U] the ​quality of being older or an adult, and ​behaving in a ​reasonable way like an adult: She ​bringsexperience and maturity to the ​job.
(Definition of maturity from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “maturity”
in Arabic نُضج…
in Korean 성숙, 성숙함…
in Portuguese maturidade…
in Catalan maduresa…
in Japanese 十分な成長, 成熟ぶり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 精神上成长, (心智)成熟, 成熟阶段…
in Turkish olgunluk, erişkinlik, yetişkinlik…
in Russian зрелость…
in Chinese (Traditional) 精神上發展, (心智)成熟, 成熟階段…
in Italian maturità…
in Polish dojrzałość…
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