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[ noun ] the period of time in your life after your physical growth has stopped and you are fully developed

Synonyms

adulthood

Used in print

(Clifford H. Pope, The Giant Snakes....)

Many other ( probably nearly all ) snakes at maturity are already more_than half their final length .

Laurence_M_._Klauber put length at maturity at two thirds the ultimate length for some rattlesnakes , and Charles_C_._Carpenter 's data on Michigan garter and ribbon_snakes ( Thamnophis ) show that the smallest gravid females are more_than half as long as the biggest adults .

Felix_Kopstein states that `` when the snake reaches its maturity it has already reached about its maximal length '' , but goes_on to cite the reticulate python as an exception , with maximum length approximately three_times that at maturity .

Felix_Kopstein states that `` when the snake reaches its maturity it has already reached about its maximal length '' , but goes_on to cite the reticulate python as an exception , with maximum length approximately three_times that at maturity .

It is hard to understand how he concluded that most snakes do not grow appreciably after attaining maturity ; he was working with species of Java , so perhaps some tropical snakes are unusual in this respect .

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[ noun ] state of being mature; full development

Synonyms

matureness

Used in print

(S. Idell Pyle, et al., Onsets, Completions, and...)

The Maturity Chart for each sex demonstrates clearly that Onset is a phenomenon of infancy and early_childhood whereas Completion is a phenomenon of the later portion of adolescence .

There the middle one of the three curves denotes `` mean Skeletal Age '' for the Maturity Series boys and girls .

To summarize the purpose of the Skeletal Maturity Chart : each contains two kinds of skeletal maturity norms which show two quite different methods of depicting developmental level of growth centers .

To summarize the purpose of the Skeletal Maturity Chart : each contains two kinds of skeletal maturity norms which show two quite different methods of depicting developmental level of growth centers .

Second , the upper portion permits comparison of maturity levels of an equal number of growth centers from the long , short , and round_bones of the five regions .

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[ noun ] the date on which a financial obligation must be repaid

Used in print

(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)

Business loans generally are repayable in regular installments - usually monthly , including interest at the rate of 5 - 1/2 percent per_annum on the unpaid balance - and have a maximum maturity of 10 years ; the term of loans for working_capital is 6 years .

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