maturity

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mature + -ity

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maturity (countable and uncountable, plural maturities)

  1. The state of being mature, ready or ripe
    Some foods and drinks, like wine, only reach their full taste at maturity, which literally comes at a price
  2. When bodily growth has completed and/or reproduction can begin
    The entire tank of guppies was in their maturity and ready to mate.
    Some insect species reach sexual maturity well before their own bodily maturity
  3. (countable, finance) Date when payment is due
    The note was cashed at maturity.

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