• WordNet 3.6
    • n maturity state of being mature; full development
    • n maturity the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed
    • n maturity the date on which an obligation must be repaid
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Average number of eggs laid by the female American Oyster per year: 500 million. Usually only one oyster out of the bunch reaches maturity.
    • Maturity Arrival of the time fixed for payment; a becoming due; termination of the period a note, etc., has to run.
    • Maturity The state or quality of being mature; ripeness; full development; as, the maturity of corn or of grass; maturity of judgment; the maturity of a plan.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The average mature oak tree sheds approximately 700,000 leaves in the fall.
    • n maturity The state of being mature; ripeness; completeness; full development or elaboration: as, maturity of age; the maturity of corn; the maturity of a scheme.
    • n maturity In com., the time fixed for payment of an obligation; the time when a note or bill of exchange becomes due.
    • n maturity In medicine, a state of perfect suppuration. = Syn. 1. Maturity, Ripeness. See comparison under mature, a.
    • n maturity In physical geography, that stage in the geographical cycle or cycle of erosion when the fullest development of variety in forms and of activity in processes is attained. It lies between the uncarved forms of youth and the worn-down forms of old age.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The average steer reaches sexual maturity six months after birth.
    • Maturity ripeness: a state of completeness or readiness for use
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  • Dag Hammarskjold
    “Maturity: among other things, the unclouded happiness of the child at play, who takes it for granted that he is at one with his play-mates.”
  • John Macnaughton
    John Macnaughton
    “Maturity begins to grow when you can sense your concern for others outweighing your concern for yourself.”
  • Jim Rohn
    “Maturity is the ability to reap without apology and not complain when things don't go well.”
  • Kajetan Von Schlaggenberg
    Kajetan Von Schlaggenberg
    “Maturity consists in no longer being taken in by oneself.”
  • Wilhelm Stekel
    Wilhelm Stekel
    “The immature man wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mature man wants to live humanely for one.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Maturity is the time of life when, if you had the time, you'd have the time of your life.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. maturitas,: cf. F. maturité,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. maturus, ripe.


In literature:

The fact that a process takes time to mature is so obvious a fact that we rarely make it explicit.
"Democracy and Education" by John Dewey
It would seem that both the mature young lady and the mature young gentleman must indubitably be Veneering's oldest friends.
"Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens
But as to maturity that's quite another thing.
"The Arrow of Gold" by Joseph Conrad
Its qualities strike through and color the mind and heart even as summer strikes the matured fruit through with juicy ripeness.
"A Man's Value to Society" by Newell Dwight Hillis
Now it is well worth while to reflect maturely on some striking case of bud-variation, for instance that of the peach.
"The Variation of Animals and Plants Under Domestication, Volume II (of 2)" by Charles Darwin
The Orleans are good, generous boys, but their judgment is not yet matured; they had better stayed at home.
"Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862" by Adam Gurowski
The coming to maturity of American bonds held abroad is another influencing factor closely kept track of by dealers in exchange.
"Elements of Foreign Exchange" by Franklin Escher
As they come up he weeds out all unthrifty plants, only allowing the strongest to come to maturity.
"The Meaning of Evolution" by Samuel Christian Schmucker
Certainly rains, fogs and humid air delay maturity.
"Manual of American Grape-Growing" by U. P. Hedrick
As childhood, youth, maturity and old age pass, complex experiences come to the soul thus functioning here.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers

In poetry:

She lived… I, afar in the city
Of frenzy-led factions,
Had squandered green years and maturer
In bowing the knee
"My Cicely" by Thomas Hardy
Thou canst not toil in vain:
Cold, heat, and moist, and dry,
Shall foster and mature the grain
For garners in the sky.
"The Field of the World" by James Montgomery
A little while, the bitter morrow
Of man's maturer age
Will shake the soul with cankering sorrow,
And passion's stormy rage!
"Hymn 10. First Sunday After Epiphany. No. II." by Reginald Heber
"It is Hope's spell that glorifies
Like youth to my maturer eyes
All Nature's million mysteries--
The fearful and the fair–
"How beautiful the Earth is still" by Emily Jane Bronte
"Growth, maturity, decadence,--
Form mankind's unchanging role,
And the dead past's sombre ruins
Are prophetic of the whole."
"Discouragement" by John Lawson Stoddard
Nor as when sink the civic great,
The safer pillars of the State,
Whose calm, mature, wise words
Suppress the need of swords!
"An Horatian Ode" by Richard Henry Stoddard

In news:

Nobody's acting very mature here, so she could just as well have titled her piece (actually called "Love in the Time of Darwinism") "She Started It".
When mature, pygmy hippos ( Hexaprotodon liberiensis ) can reach weights between 352 and 605 pounds (160 to 275 kg), still 10 times lighter than normal-size hippos .
Hmong rapper Elvis Thao's sound matures with Creatives.
It's rated M for mature.
Synthetic single-framework antibody library integrated with rapid affinity maturation by VL shuffling.
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Harry Smith spoke with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Dave Barry about his new book, "I'll Mature When I'm Dead.".
"I'll Mature When I'm Dead".
Seeing Juveniles' Maturity, and Immaturity .
Dixieland Band, an early foal and obviously early maturing individual, brought $160,000 to top the Fasig-Tipton Texas sale of 2-year-olds in training Tuesday at Lone Star Park.
Astronomers using the Subaru Telescope have observed a young star maturing.
Project would measure tech maturity of fusion-based propulsion schemes.
The game is rated M, for Mature.
There are talented writers who grow into their full maturity and then decline, slowly or precipitously.

In science:

It thus would seem desirable to leverage the speed and maturity of floating-point linear programming systems to enhance exact decision procedures.
On using floating-point computations to help an exact linear arithmetic decision procedure
In contrast with more mature fields such as condensed matter or particle physics, astrophysics is compact enough that researchers can attain the frontier and conduct meaningful scientific inquiry without first investing the better part of a decade in the development of skills and background knowledge.
Challenges facing young astrophysicists
Although this experimental technique has reached maturity, the detailed theoretical understanding of experimental data is still incomplete and/or contradictory.
Relevance of complete Coulomb interaction matrix for the Kondo problem: Co impurity on Cu(111)
We argue that one of the ma jor obstacles in the way of hardware compilation becoming a useful and mature technology is the lack of a well defined function interface model, i.e. a canonical way in which functions communicate with arguments.
Function Interface Models for Hardware Compilation: Types, Signatures, Protocols
Hopefully the reader will have accepted the basic point that well-defined FIMs are important and useful and it is next to impossible to imagine a mature compiler without them.
Function Interface Models for Hardware Compilation: Types, Signatures, Protocols