Part of speech: noun

The state or condition of being mature; full development.

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Usage examples "maturity":

  1. They seem to reach maturity at about 17 or 18 years of age. - "The Bontoc Igorot", Albert Ernest Jenks.
  2. But the Fountain of Youth is not a desirable water- supply, and a young person who should find such a pool would do well to wait until he had arrived at maturity before entering upon an existence of indefinite continuance. - "The Vizier of the Two-Horned Alexander", Frank R. Stockton.
  3. Of course, it is rarely paid at maturity, because your friend's judgment was wrong, and so the note is renewed and the amount increased. - "My Memories of Eighty Years", Chauncey M. Depew.