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Adulthood

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 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 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 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 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 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 previewHDEV (2015)

by Spencer A. Rathus

Young adulthood is the time of life when most of those who will bear children do so, and middle adulthood is the time of life when most of us who will become grandparents begin that role. Having and relating to grandchildren, like having and ...

Google previewSeasons of Strength (2003)

New Visions of Adult Christian Maturing by Evelyn Eaton Whitehead, James D. Whitehead

Christian adulthood is the focus of this book.

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 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 Encyclopedia of Social Work (2008)

4 Volume Set by Terry Mizrahi, Larry Davis

Early Childhood and Pre-School Childhood and Latency Young Adulthood Parenting Older Adulthood/Seniors ('' Young ...

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 ...

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We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice-that is, until we have stopped saying 'It got lost,' and say, 'I lost it.' (Sydney J. Harris)
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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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