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maturity

ma·tur·i·ty

maturity

 
 
pronunciation:
m chu rih ti [or] m tu rih ti
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the state of being mature or fully developed.
When the salmon reach maturity, they will head back to the freshwater streams where they will spawn.
antonyms:
youth
similar words:
age, completion, experience, fulfillment, majority, manhood, perfection, prime, readiness, time, womanhood
definition 2: the quality of sound judgment associated with adult humans.
He was still very young and didn't have the maturity to make such a serious decision.
synonyms:
experience
similar words:
common sense, judiciousness, knowledge, prudence, responsibility, sophistication, wisdom
definition 3: the point at which a bond, note, or other security reaches full face value or becomes due.