- the act or process of maturating.
Origin of maturation
Examples from the Web for maturation
Therefore in our view we need to talk about our wood management before any other factor in the maturation of The Macallan.Why Natural Color Is So Crucial To Understanding A Whisky’s Flavors
December 10, 2014
As someone who supports this basic agenda, I am heartened to see this maturation, and the shift in power that has come with it.We’re Here, We’re Pro-Israel/Pro-Peace, We’re Used to It. Now What?
September 30, 2013
But as Vaillant aged with the men, he discovered that even his modified model of maturation needed modification.
Vaillant began with the old Eriksonian model, in which maturation is equated with a deepening capacity for love and work.
And the results suggest that the highly valuable enterprises are showing signs of maturation, and perhaps even age.Google and Microsoft Combat Maturing Businesses by Investing in New Areas
October 23, 2012
But somewhere along the line I have to reach a maturation point of some kind.Second Sight
Alan Edward Nourse
He goes where his internal force of development and maturation lead him.Spontaneous Activity in Education
The mysterious process of maturation is going on before our eyes.My Religion
The same principles which influence the maturation or ripening of fermented liquors also operate here.
You know any other sapient races with a one-year maturation period?Little Fuzzy
Henry Beam Piper
- the process of maturing or ripening
- zoology the development of ova and spermatozoa from precursor cells in the ovary and testis, involving meiosis
- a less common word for suppuration
Word Origin and History for maturation
early 15c., "the coming to a head of a boil, etc.; a state of producing pus," from Middle French maturation and directly from Latin maturationem (nominative maturatio), noun of action from past participle stem of maturare "to ripen, make ripe" (see mature (v.)).
- The process of becoming mature.
- Production or discharge of pus.
- The processes by which gametes are formed, including the reduction of chromosomes in a germ cell from the diploid number to the haploid number by meiosis.
- The final differentiation processes in biological systems, such as the attainment of total functional capability by a cell, a tissue, or an organ.