Definition of maturity in English:

maturity

Syllabification: ma·tu·ri·ty
Pronunciation: /məˈCHo͝oritē, məˈt(y)o͝or-
 
 
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noun

  • 1The state, fact, or period of being mature: their experience, maturity, and strong work ethic the delicate style of his maturity
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    • These are the signs not only of old age, but of maturity, experience and wisdom.
    • It was almost childlike, but with a strong underlying sense of maturity and wisdom.
    • The female mouse reaches sexual maturity at an age of 5-6 weeks.
    Synonyms
    adulthood, majority, coming-of-age, manhood, womanhoodresponsibility, sense, levelheadedness; wisdom, discrimination, shrewdness, sophistication
  • 1.1The time when an insurance policy, security, etc., matures.
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    • Your capital is guaranteed as long as you keep the bond until maturity date.
    • As bills of exchange are meant to be discounted, they do not usually remain in the hands of the ostensible payee until their date of maturity.
    • For an investor who plans to hold the bond until maturity, liquidity risk is less important.
  • 1.2An insurance policy, security, etc., having a fixed maturity date.
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    • Much of this is multilateral and bilateral debt and suppliers credits with long-term maturities and favourable terms that should not be refinanced.
    • Fixed mortgage rates continue to fall across all maturities.
    • But you don't want to go out too far in maturities.

Origin

late Middle English: from Latin maturitas, from maturus (see mature).

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