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

NOUN:
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.

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


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