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ma·tur·i·ty  audio  (m-tyr-t, -tr-, -chr-) KEY 

pl. ma·tur·i·ties
    1. The state or quality of being fully grown or developed.
    2. The state or quality of being mature.
    1. The time at which a note or bond is due.
    2. The state of a note or bond being due.
  1. Geology A stage in the development of streams or landscapes at which maximum development has been reached or at which the process of erosion is going on with maximum vigor. Maturity of a landscape continues throughout the period of maximum topographic differentiation or until about three fourths of the original mass is carried away by erosion.

Middle English maturite, from Old French, from Latin mtrits, from mtrus, mature ; see mature

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