Definition of maturity in English:

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maturity

Pronunciation: /məˈCHo͝orədē/
/məˈto͝orədē/

noun

1The state, fact, or period of being mature: their experience, maturity, and strong work ethic the delicate style of his maturity
More example sentences
  • 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, womanhood
responsibility, sense, levelheadedness;
wisdom, discrimination, shrewdness, sophistication
1.1The time when an insurance policy, security, etc., matures.
Example sentences
  • 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.
Example sentences
  • 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).

Words that rhyme with maturity

biosecurity, cybersecurity, futurity, immaturity, impurity, obscurity, purity, security, surety

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ma·tu·ri·ty

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