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Definition of the noun adolescence

What does adolescence mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adolescences

  1. the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
    • lexical domain: Time - nouns denoting time and temporal relations
    • more generic term: time of life = a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state
    • part of: youth = the time of life between childhood and maturity
    • parts:
  2. in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood

Alternative definition of the noun adolescence


  1. The transitional period of physical and psychological development between childhood and maturity.


  1. "Adolescence" is a composition.
  2. "Adolescence" is a composition.
  3. "Adolescence" is a composition.


  1. "Adolescence" is a book by Laurence Steinberg.
    • subjects: Developmental psychology, Psychology
  2. "Adolescence" is a book by G. Stanley Hall.
    • also known as "Adolescence; its psychology and its relations to physiology, anthropology, sociology, sex, crime, religion and education"
    • subjects: Family, Human sexuality, Sex education, Social science, Marriage, Adolescence
  3. "Adolescence" is a book by David R. Boorer.
    • also known as "Adolescence: a select bibliography"
  4. "Adolescence" is a book by Cyril Stanley Smith.
    • also known as "Adolescence: an introduction to the problems of order and the opportunities for continuity presented by adolescence in Britain"
  5. "Adolescence" is a book by Irene Milliken Josselyn.
    • also known as "Adolescence; a report published under the auspices of the Joint Commission on Mental Health of Children"

There are many other writings with this title.


  1. "Adolescence" a.k.a. "Stolen Paradise" also released as Adolescence is a 1940 youth film directed by Louis J. Gasnier and filmed in and around Coral Gables, Florida. Eleanor Hunt was married to producer George A. Hirliman.
  2. "Adolescence" is a 1966 French short documentary film directed by Marin Karmitz. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short.
  3. "Adolescence" is a short film, directed by Je Chang-Gyu.
    • country: South Korea
    • language: Korean Language
    • genres: East Asian cinema, World cinema


"Adolescence" is an artwork (brass) by Boris Lovet-Lorski, begun in (86 years ago).

  • media: brass

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Adolescence

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Google previewEssentials of Educational Psychology, 3rd Edition

by J.C. Aggarwal

'According to him, “Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born... Development is less gradual and more saltatory, suggestive of some ancient period of storm and stress when old moorings were ...

Google previewTabbner's Nursing Care (2008)

Theory and Practice by Rita Funnell, Gabby Koutoukidis, Karen Lawrence

Adolescence is the period in the lifespan where the individual, previously reliant on parents and carers for values and...

Adolescence is a stage of development characterised by sudden physical changes and social and emotional maturing.

Google previewGrowing Beyond Our Genetics (2007)

Adolescence and Beyond by Paula M. Potter

Adolescence is a troubling, mystifying period of life: a period of challenge and change. Adolescence...

Adolescence is an age of experimentation, discovery and maturation: exploration and growth physically, mentally and spiritually. It is that ...

Google previewSubstance Abuse (2014)

Inpatient and Outpatient Management for Every Clinician by Alan David Kaye, Nalini Vadivelu, Richard D. Urman

Adolescence is a progression of human development period.

Google previewThe developing human brain

Department of Psychology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles , CA, USA 2 Brain Research Institute, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA Adolescence is a developmental period characterized by ...

Google previewBrain Crosstalk in Puberty and Adolescence (2014)

by Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, Jean-Claude Carel, Yves Christen

Denker Abstract Adolescence is a time of dramatic changes in body, behavior, and brain.

Adolescence is the transition from our caregiver-dependent childhood to independent functioning as an adult; thus it is ...

Google previewGood Practice in Risk Assessment and Risk Management 2 (1997)

Protection, Rights and Responsibilities by Hazel Kemshall, Jacki Pritchard

Adolescence is a period of rapid change: psychologically, physically, socially and, often, environmentally. The belief that adolescence is a time of storm and stress has been challenged (Rutter 1989, Coleman and Hendry 1989)...

Google previewAdolescent Suicide (2014)

Recognition, Treatment, and Prevention by Barry Garfinkel

Adolescence is a time of reconciling a need for autonomy and intimacy in peer relations with the previous reliance on family for affirmation and need gratification . Consequently, the typical adolescent is in the midst of a change in social support ...

Google previewSexually Transmitted Infections (2014)

by Miranda Hunter, William Hunter

Growth and development during adolescence is a multifaceted process involving every aspect of your being.

Google previewPreventive Mental Health at School (2013)

Evidence-Based Services for Students by Gayle L. Macklem

Adolescence is a critically important time for prevention work to decrease substance use, inactivity leading to obesity, unprotected sexual activity, and exposure to violence (Swahn, 2012). There is a range of high-risk activities that adolescents ...

Google previewGrowth & Development (2014)

by Jean Ford

Growth and development during adolescence is a multifaceted process involving every aspect of your being.

Google previewHealthy Skin (2014)

by Rae Simons

Growth and development during adolescence is a multifaceted process involving every aspect of your being.

Google previewEducation Psychology (2009)

by Jafar Mahmud

Adolescence is the period between childhood and adulthood. It is the most impressionable...

Adolescence is a period f storm and stress, and of instability, not only of imagination but of emotions, impulses and interests. The development of sex ...

Google previewManaging Stress (2014)

by Joan Esherick

Growth and development during adolescence is a multifaceted process involving every aspect of your being.

Google previewKaplan and Sadock's Synopsis of Psychiatry: Behavioral Sciences/Clinical Psychiatry (2011)

by Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia A. Sadock

Adolescence is a transitional period in which peer relationships deepen, autonomy in decision-making grows, and...

Adolescence is the time to bond with peers, experiment with new beliefs and styles, fall in love for the first time, and explore ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2011)

by B. Bradford Brown, Mitchell J. Prinstein

Selfconcepts become more differentiated and better organized in late adolescence. Global selfesteem often increases slightly over the period of late adolescence. According to Marcia, identity is mainly formed in the late adolescence, between ...

Google previewDictionary of Literary Themes and Motifs (1988)

by Jean-Charles Seigneuret

Adolescence generally denotes the transition from childhood to adulthood, but more accurately it refers to a process (rather than to a stage) whereby maturing youth struggles to achieve some measure of integration with ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Exercise, Sport and Health (2004)

by Peter Brukner, Karim Khan, John Kron

During early adolescence, physical and emotional capabilities and responses to participation in exercise and sport change from those typical of childhood but remain unique and different to those of adults. As they mature through to late ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Vibrational Essences

body: Tanzanite bored: Adolescence, Buckwheat, Aries, Childhood, MHM, NCO, Pisces, Young A., Peonies busy mind: Sauro. busy: Larimar C calm: Childhood, Help On Way, Libra, Lobelia, Med. Con., Rested., Serenity, Sunset L., Tourm., ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion (2003)

by Thomas P. Gullotta, Martin Bloom

Adolescence. Laura. Ferrer-Wreder,. Marilyn. J. Montgomery,. and. Carolyn. Cass . Lorente. INTRODUCTION As noted elsewhere in this volume, prevention programs are designed to affect a person's life course, with the goal of moving its ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine: An IOC Medical Commission Publication, The Young Athlete (2008)

by Helge Hebestreit, Oded Bar-Or

8 Skill Acquisition in Childhood and Adolescence.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nursing Research, Third Edition (2011)

by Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Meredith Kazer, PhD, APRN, A/GNP-BC

As the child moves through to adolescence, risk factors related to peer influences, school, and community begin to play a larger ...

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Adolescence is the stage between infancy and adultery.
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The value of this 11-letter word is 16 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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