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"maturity" in British English

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maturitynoun [U]

uk   /məˈtʃʊə.rə.ti/  us   /məˈtʊr.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?
  • maturity noun [U] (FINANCE)

specialized finance & economics the ​time when an insuranceagreement or investmentbecomesready to be ​paid: The ​investment reaches maturity after ten ​years.
(Definition of maturity from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"maturity" in American English

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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)
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