Definition of “maturity” - English Dictionary

“maturity” in British English

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maturitynoun [ U ]

uk /məˈtʃʊə.rə.ti/ us /məˈtʊr.ə.t̬i/

(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 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.

(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 insurance product becomes ready to be paid:

In the next year about 20 investment trusts will reach maturity.
on/at maturity There is no extra tax when the policy pays 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 exercise price of $27.50 per share 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 growth slows 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 brings experience and maturity to the job.

(Definition of “maturity” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)