Meaning of “puberty” in the English Dictionary

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"puberty" in British English

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pubertynoun [ U ]

uk /ˈpjuː.bə.ti/ us /ˈpjuː.bɚ.t̬i/

the stage in people's lives when they develop from a child into an adult because of changes in their body that make them able to have children:

At puberty, pubic hair develops and girls begin to menstruate.

(Definition of “puberty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"puberty" in American English

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pubertynoun [ U ]

us /ˈpju·bər·t̬i/

the stage in a person’s life when the person develops from a child into an adult because of changes in the body that make the person able to have children

(Definition of “puberty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)