- The definition of maturity is adulthood, or is the state of being fully developed, or the time when a note is due and payable.
- The point at which you are fully grown is an example of when you achieve maturity.
- Showing common sense and making adult decisions is an example of maturity.
- A fruit that is fully-ripe is an example of a fruit that has reached maturity.
- A bank note that is due for payment is an example of a note that has reached maturity.
- the state or quality of being mature; specif.,
- a being full-grown, ripe, or fully developed
- a being perfect, complete, or ready
- a becoming due
- the time at which a note, etc. becomes due
Origin: Middle English maturite from Classical Latin maturitas
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noun pl. ma·tur·i·ties
- a. The state or quality of being fully grown or developed.b. The state or quality of being mature.
- a. The time at which a note or bond is due.b. The state of a note or bond being due.
- 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.
Origin: Middle English maturite, from Old French, from Latin mātūritās, from mātūrus, mature; see mature.
maturity - Business Definition
- The date on which payment of a financial obligation is due. In the case of a bond, the maturity date is the one on which the issuer must retire the bond by paying the face value of the bond to its owners. See also tenor.
- The date on which an endowment insurance policy is paid up and requires no additional payments.
maturity - Investment & Finance Definition
maturity - Medical Definition
- The state or quality of being fully grown or developed.
- The state or quality of being mature.