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Adulthood is a member of the word family adult, included in the Academic Word List by Dr. Averil Coxhead, which contains the 570 most frequent word families used in academic texts from a variety of subject areas, of interest for students that learn the words most needed to study at tertiary institutions.

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Definition of the noun adulthood

What does adulthood mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: adulthoods

  1. the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
  2. the state (and responsibilities) of a person who has attained maturity

Alternative definition of the noun adulthood

noun

  1. The time of life when one is expected to take responsibility for one's own actions and well-being.

Film

"Adulthood" is a 2008 British drama film. It was directed and written by Noel Clarke, who also stars as the protagonist, Sam Peel. Adulthood is a sequel to the 2006 film Kidulthood, which Clarke also wrote, and depicts Peel's experiences after he is released from jail. The film received positive reviews, but was criticised for melodrama and "unrelenting aggro". It grossed £1,203,319 at the UK Box Office during its opening weekend, ranking above The Incredible Hulk, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Sex and the City. After starring in the film, Adam Deacon decided to write and star in his own urban film, Anuvahood.

Music

"Adulthood" is the debut album by British singer CocknBullKid. It was released in the United Kingdom on 20 May 2011 by Island Records.

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Google previewHandbook of Life-Span Development (2010)

by Lawerence K.W. Berg, PhD, Esq., Karen L. Fingerman, PhD, Jacqui Smith, PhD, Cynthia Berg, PhD

Understanding when, where, and why consistency is seen over time from childhood to adulthood is an important...

Young adulthood is a time of increasing consistency in personality traits over time as test–retest correlations are higher in ...

Google previewEducational Psychology (2011)

Reflection for Action by Angela M. O'Donnell, Johnmarshall Reeve, Jeffrey K. Smith

Emerging adulthood is the age of identity explorations, the age of instability, the selffocused age, the age of feeling...

Google previewRomantic Relationships in Emerging Adulthood (2010)

by Frank D. Fincham, Ming Cui

Second, emerging adulthood is an age of instability, with emerging adults shifting between choices in love and work and moving from one residence to another. Third, emerging adulthood is a self-focused age. Unlike young children and ...

Google previewA Topical Approach to Lifespan Development (2015)

by John Santrock

Early adulthood is the developmental period that begins in the late teens or early twenties and lasts through the thirties. It is a time of establishing personal and economic independence, pursuing career development, and, for many, selecting a ...

Google previewLife-Span Development (2014)

by John Santrock

Early adulthood is the developmental period that begins in the early twenties and lasts through the thirties. It is a time of establishing personal and economic independence, advancing in a career, and for many, selecting a mate, learning to live ...

Google previewEssentials of Life-Span Development (2015)

by John Santrock

Early adulthood is the developmental period that begins in the late teens or early twenties and lasts through the thirties. For young adults, this is a time for ...

Google previewMarriage and Family, The Quest for Intimacy (2016)

by CTI Reviews

Emerging adulthood: Emerging adulthood is a phase of the life span between adolescence and fullfledged adulthood,

Google previewA-Z of Public Health (2014)

by Glenn Laverack

Middle adulthood is a time for establishing a pattern in life, raising a family and dealing with the everyday stress of work and...

Older adulthood is the start of a transition to being elderly and a period when people suffer more from chronic ...

Google previewPeriwinkle Biology Part 8

Adulthood is the stage that follows adolescence. An individual learns to be independent, form relationships, and start a new family. Adulthood is the period in the human lifespan in which the full physical and intellectual maturities have been ...

Google previewYoung Adult Mental Health (2010)

by Jon E. Grant, Marc N. Potenza

Young adulthood is a transitional epoch, and the transitional nature of this developmental period makes it difficult to establish appropriate support systems that would ensure consistent mental health care. For mental health needs, there is often ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Aging (2006)

Fourth Edition, 2-Volume Set by Richard Schulz

These physical, cognitive, and psychosocial developmental changes in adulthood are highly variable depending on which stage in adult development is being examined. For instance, while early adulthood is characterized by growth and ...

Google previewThe Cambridge Encyclopedia of Human Growth and Development (1998)

by Stanley J. Ulijaszek, Francis E. Johnston, Michael A. Preece

from pregnancy to adulthood. Photogra ph by Stanley Ulijaszek. Idealized mean velocity curves of growth in height for healthy girls and boys show in the post-natal stages of the pattern of human ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Primary Prevention and Health Promotion (2003)

by Thomas P. Gullotta, Martin Bloom

Adulthood. Jasmin. Tahmaseb. McConatha. and. Lori. Riley. INTRODUCTION The difference between a successful and unsuccessful aging experience depends, to a large extent, on the ways in which people are able to successfully engage ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Leisure and Outdoor Recreation (2004)

by John Jenkins, John Pigram

For example, medieval definitions of youth have been linked to the European apprenticeship system that was identified as a period of transition from childhood to adulthood, during which individuals engaged in learning and development to ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Sociology (2009)

by John Scott, Gordon Marshall

The term is used in three ways: very generally, to cover a set of phases in the *life -cycle, from early infancy to young adulthood; in preference to the rather unsatisfactory term *adolescence, to denote theory and research on teenagers, and the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Social Deviance (2014)

by Craig J. Forsyth, Heith Copes

Finally, alcohol dependence tends to emerge in late adolescence and early adulthood. Prevalence rates for alcohol dependence peak around ages 18 to 20, notably before the legal drinking age of 21. Thus, those who will develop alcohol ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Mind (2013)

by Harold Pashler

This theoretical framework holds that the disorder's neural origins arise primarily during early development, with full emergence of recog— nizable symptoms typically occurring during late adolescence or early adulthood. By identifying asso— ...

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In my case, adulthood itself was not an advance, although it was a useful waymark. (Nicholson Baker)
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Scrabble value of A1D2U1L1T1H4O1O1D2

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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