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maturity

Legal Definition of maturity

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Definition of maturity

Etymology

    mature + -ity

Pronunciation

  • (RP) IPA: /məˈt͡ʃʊəɹəti/, /məˈtjʊəɹəti/
  • (US) IPA: /məˈtʊəɹəti/
  • Audio (US) [?]

Noun

maturity (countable and uncountable; plural maturities)

  1. The state of being mature, ready or ripe

    Some foods and drinks, like wine, only reach their full taste at maturity, which literally comes at a price

  2. When bodily growth has completed and/or reproduction can begin

    The entire tank of guppies was in their maturity and ready to mate.

    Some insect species reach sexual maturity well before their own bodily maturity


  3. (countable, finance) Date when payment is due

    The note was cashed at maturity.

Synonyms

  • matureness
  • ripeness
  • adulthood
  • (finance) due date

Antonyms

  • immaturity

Derived terms

  • maturity date
  • sexual maturity

References:

  1. Wiktionary. Published under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.



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