Definition of maturation
Origin of maturation
OTHER WORDS FROM maturationmat·u·ra·tion·al, adjectivenon·mat·u·ra·tion, noun
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What does maturation mean?
Maturation is the process of reaching a stage of full or advanced development.
The word is often used to refer to the process of a person developing physically or starting to act more grown-up (more mature). It can also be applied to plants or other living things to refer to their development process, such as the ripening of a fruit.
Maturation can also be used in more specific and technical ways, including to refer to the formation of reproductive cells or to the production or discharge of pus, such as from a wound (which is more commonly called suppuration).
Example: It’s been a privilege to witness the maturation of these students over the last four years.
Where does maturation come from?
The first records of maturation come from around 1400. It derives from the Latin verb mātūrāre, meaning “to grow ripe” or “to bring to maturity.” In Middle English, maturation meant “suppuration” (the discharge of pus from a wound) and is still sometimes used in this way today.
Maturation is the noun form of the verb maturate. Maturate means about the same thing as mature, but it’s much more formal and much less commonly used—it’s almost always used in technical contexts. A person usually isn’t said to maturate—they mature. Maturation, however, is perhaps most commonly used to refer to the process of a person maturing. Its other uses are often scientific, especially within the field of biology.
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How is maturation used in real life?
Maturation is often used in a formal or technical way.
Without the development and maturation of Pippen and Grant, the Bulls never get past the Bad Boy Pistons. Take Horace Grant away from those Bulls and they don't win those first three titles. Of course Jordan was the driving force, but Pippen and Grant made them true contenders. pic.twitter.com/kPd8TkyxfW
— JamesSalomon9 (@JimSalomon9) May 28, 2020
The maturation of Deebo Samuel was fully evident in his zoom with Bay Area local media. It appears he is ready to step up into a leadership role in his second season with the #49ers.
— Jennifer Lee Chan (@jenniferleechan) May 13, 2020
And again, from the same essay..
Vague promises of a "better tomorrow" are insufficient. "You will do *what* better tomorrow?" Metamorphosis, maturation & transformation, is needed. pic.twitter.com/51GW5w2O92
— Nate ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ (@natebyr0n) May 28, 2020
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How to use maturation in a sentence
The Future of TV Briefing this week looks at how the free, ad-supported streaming TV market has entered a new era in its maturation.Future of TV Briefing: The free, ad-supported streaming TV market has come of age|Tim Peterson|July 21, 2021|Digiday
Flow-enhanced vascularization and maturation of kidney organoids in vitro.
So for these women, researchers had to find ways to bring a bunch of eggs to maturity all at once and outside the body — a technique known as in vitro maturation.Solving mysteries of reproduction helped make parenthood possible for millions|Robin Marantz Henig|June 9, 2021|Science News
This series — and the entire season — has been another step in the maturation of the Wizards’ franchise player.Bradley Beal has grown since his last playoff trip, but it hasn’t been enough against 76ers|Kareem Copeland|May 30, 2021|Washington Post
Not all of them, but there’s an opportunity based on the growth we’re seeing now and the maturation of how they’re using it.
“The influence of the oak maturation casks on the final character of The Macallan is vital,” says MacPherson.
Therefore in our view we need to talk about our wood management before any other factor in the maturation of The Macallan.
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?|Jay Michaelson|September 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
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.
A few eruptions shewed themselves on the forehead, but they very soon disappeared without advancing to maturation.
This is called maturation, or the maturation division, and the new cells have only half the original number of chromosomes.Taboo and Genetics|Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
We now know very well certain signs which appear upon the maturation of the ovum, of which we shall not say more here.Schenk's Theory: The Determination of Sex|Samuel Leopold Schenk
This alteration of pressure and vacuum is continued until the desired maturation is obtained.All About Coffee|William H. Ukers
Its maturation does not take more than a year, and is accomplished sometimes in nine months.A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures and Mines|Andrew Ure