[ muh-choo r-i-tee, -too r-, -tyoo r-, -chur- ]
/ məˈtʃʊər ɪ ti, -ˈtʊər-, -ˈtyʊər-, -ˈtʃɜr- /


the state of being mature; ripeness: The fruit will reach maturity in a few days.
full development; perfected condition: maturity of judgment; to bring a plan to maturity.
  1. the state of being due.
  2. the time when a note or bill of exchange becomes due.

Origin of maturity

1400–50; late Middle English maturite < Latin mātūritās ripeness. See mature, -ity

Related forms

non·ma·tu·ri·ty, nouno·ver·ma·tu·ri·ty, nounsem·i·ma·tu·ri·ty, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for maturity


/ (məˈtjʊərɪtɪ, -ˈtʃʊə-) /


the state or quality of being mature; full development
  1. the date upon which a bill of exchange, bond, note, etc, becomes due for repayment
  2. the state of a bill, note, etc, when due
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Medicine definitions for maturity


[ mə-churĭ-tē, -tur- ]


The state or quality of being fully grown or developed.
The state or quality of being mature.
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