Adolescence Definition

ădl-ĕsəns
noun
The state or quality of being adolescent.
Webster's New World
The time of life between puberty and maturity; youth.
Webster's New World
A similar period in nonhuman animals, ending at sexual maturity.
American Heritage Medicine
A transitional period of development between an initial or early phase and an established or mature phase.
The adolescence of a nation.
American Heritage
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Other Word Forms of Adolescence

Noun

Singular:
adolescence
Plural:
adolescences

Origin of Adolescence

  • From Middle English adolescence, from Old French adolescence, from Latin adolescentia, from adolescens (“young”); see adolescent.

    From Wiktionary

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