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Maturity is a member of the word family mature, 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.

Definition of the noun maturity

What does maturity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: maturities

  1. the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
  2. state of being mature; full development
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of maturity: matureness
    • antonym of maturity: immaturity
    • more generic word: state = the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • more specific words:
    • attributes:
      • mature = having reached full natural growth or development
      • immature = not yet mature
  3. the date on which an obligation must be repaid

Alternative definition of the noun maturity


  1. The state of being mature, ready or ripe
  2. When bodily growth has completed and/or reproduction can begin
  3. [countable, finance] Date when payment is due


  1. "Maturity" is a 2000 film written and directed by Masoud Jafari Jozani.
    • also known as Bolugh
    • starring: Hossein Panahi
    • released in (16 years ago)
  2. "Maturity" is a 1974 drama film written by Yoo Yeol and directed by So-yeong Jeong.
    • country: South Korea
    • genres: Romance Film, Drama
    • released on (41 years ago)
    • award:
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actress in Film nomination for Yang Jeong-Hwa
      • PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actress in Film, received by Yang Jeong-Hwa


"Maturity" is a book by Theodore Sturgeon.

  • also known as "Maturity / Three stories by Theodore Sturgeon, including bibliography"
  • genre: Speculative fiction
  • copyright: 1979


  1. "Maturity" is a musical album of Greezminh.
  2. "Maturity" is a composition.


  1. Maturity: In psychology, maturity is the ability to respond to the environment in an appropriate manner. This response is generally learned rather than instinctive. Maturity also encompasses being aware of the correct time and place to behave and knowing when to act, according to the circumstances and the culture of the society one lives in. Adult development and maturity theories include the purpose in life concept, in which maturity emphasizes a clear comprehension of life's purpose, directedness, and intentionality, which contributes to the feeling that life is meaningful.
  2. Maturity: In finance, maturity or maturity date refers to the final payment date of a loan or other financial instrument, at which point the principal is due to be paid.
  3. Maturity: In petroleum geology, the maturity of a rock is a measure of its state in terms of hydrocarbon generation. Maturity is established using a combination of geochemical and basin modelling techniques.
  4. Maturity: In sedimentary geology, maturity describes the composition and texture of grains in clastic rocks, most typically sandstones, resulting from different amounts of sediment transportation. A sediment is mature when the grains in a sediment become well-sorted and well-rounded due to weathering or abrasion of the grains during transport. There are two components to describe maturity, texture and composition. Texture describes how rounded and sorted the sample is while composition describes how much the composition trends toward stable minerals and components.

Phrases with Maturity

Phrases starting with the word Maturity:

  1. maturity date
  2. maturity-onset diabetes
  3. maturity-onset diabetes mellitus

Phrases ending with the word Maturity:

  1. post-maturity
  2. Yield to maturity

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Maturity

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Google previewtangled synapses (2007)

by Tangled Synapses

Maturity means patience. Maturity is the freedom to choose from an instantaneous pleasure over eternal happiness. Maturity...

Google previewTeaching for Spiritual Growth (1994)

An Introduction to Christian Education by Perry G. Downs

For some, spiritual maturity means knowing the Bible.

For others, spiritual maturity means the ability to praise and worship.

Google previewThe Lamp Lighter (2007)

by George D. Johnson

Maturity is the ability to face unpleasantness, frustration, discomfort and defeat without complaint or collapse. The mature person...

Maturity means doing what is expected of you, and this means being dependable. It means keeping your word.

Google previewPostharvest Biology and Technology of Tropical and Subtropical Fruits (2011)

Cocona to Mango by Elhadi M Yahia

One hundred percent maturity refers to the stage when the fruit are already ripe ( 130 DAA in 'Monthong') and ready to drop...

Google previewCatch The Wave (2012)

A Collection Of Useful Self-Help Charts by RAMON LUIS OLMOS

Maturity is a measuring rod when it comes to our daily living.

Google previewEvaluation of indexes of maturity for apples (1950)

by Mark Hughlin Haller, Edwin Smith

Early maturity is the period during which picking might start under conditions that favor early maturity (such as a light crop)...

Late maturity is a period during which picking may be satisfactory under some conditions but during which excessive ...

Google previewTop Management Teams and Total Shareholder Returns (2003)

The Association Between Top Management Team Education Heterogeneity and Total Shareholder Returns in the North American Insurance Industry by Emmanuel Kintu

Professional maturity is a way of being.

Emotional maturity is the discipline to manage, harness, and channel our emotions honestly and effectively in an effort to do...

Google previewYou Shall Receive Power (2006)

by Derek Prince

Christian Maturity Means Being Regularly Led by the Spirit In Romans 8:14, a very significant verse, Paul spoke about how we can be fulfilled and complete Christians. “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

Google previewBusiness is the People & People are the Business (2006)

Break one and the other will break, How ethics and etiquette protect both by Vahe Akay

Immaturity, then, is the opposite. It reflects the shortcomings of the individual's emotional, mental, and spiritual capacity. Maturity means doing and saying the right things at the right time to the right people. It enables one to select the proper ...

Google previewSummary : Sometimes You Win, Sometimes You Learn - John C. Maxwell (2014)

Life's Greatest Lessons Are Gained From Our Losses by BusinessNews Publishing

Maturity is a great mix of wisdom, stability and enduring temporary setbacks. Seek it. “Success is a...

Maturity is the result of finding longterm benefits in your shortterm losses – so always be prepared to learn from your mistakes. Don't dwell on ...

Google previewAfter “Rwanda” (2013)

In Search of a New Ethics by Jean-Paul Martinon

CHAPTER 4 MATURITY – AHANTU337 As a material, maturity refers to the fact that a living organism or an event has reached an advanced state ofdevelopment . As such, it is generally situated at the end ofa specific duration over which the ...

Google previewDictionary of Financial Risk Management (1999)

by Gary L. Gastineau, Mark P. Kritzman

Maturity. Treasury. (CMT). Option. ship between a fixed rate and the combined spot and forward rates implied by the yield curve. In contrast, the CMS is priced to reflect the relative values of either fixed or floating rates on one side and an ...

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

by Helge Hebestreit, Oded Bar-Or

Although Vo2peak is associated with biologic maturity status after controlling for height and weight (Armstrong & Welsman 2000), studies utilizing multilevel modeling do not provide at present additional information about changes in Vo2peak ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Finance and Banking (2008)

by Jonathan Law, John Smullen

maturity balance The combination of securities, both federal and national, held by the US Federal Reserve. maturity bucket One of various time periods elapsing before the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Adolescence (2014)

by Roger J.R. Levesque

During late adolescence, these behaviors may decline as teens gain social, intellectual, and emotional maturity ( Reyes M).

Google previewDictionary for Business & Finance (1990)

by John V. Terry

(See current yield, yield to maturity) yield advantage The extra amount of return an investor will earn by purchasing a convertible security instead of the common stock of the same issuing corporation. yield curve Graphic expression of the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Second Edition (2008)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

The capability maturity model: Guidelines for improving the software process/ CMU/SEI. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley. Pessoa, M.S.P., & Spinola, M.M. (1997) . Qualidade de Processo de Software: um novo paradigma. In Iv Inftel – Congresso ...

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Quotes about Maturity

Maturity is the ability to think, speak and act your feelings within the bounds of dignity. The measure of your maturity is how spiritual you become during the midst of your frustrations. (Samuel Ullman)
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Scrabble value of M3A1T1U1R1I1T1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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