Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /məˈt͡ʃʊəɹəti/, /məˈtjʊəɹəti/
- (US) IPA(key): /məˈtʊəɹəti/
Audio (US) (file)
- 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
- 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
- (countable, finance) Date when payment is due
- The note was cashed at maturity.
state of being mature, ready or ripe
when bodily growth has completed and/or reproduction can begin
ready for execution or coming due
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