Young Adult Definition

noun
An age group including persons from about 12 years to about 18 years old: used as a reader category in libraries, book publishing, etc.
Webster's New World
Young adult is a person who has not yet grown up fully but who is too old and mature to be considered a child.
An example of a young adult is a 14 year old boy or girl.
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A person who has achieved sexual maturity but whose character and personality are still developing as they gain experience.

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adjective
Young adult is defined as the genre of things that are designed for people between childhood and adult.
An example of young adult is a description of a book meant for teens; the book might be called a young adult novel.
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Other Word Forms of Young Adult

Noun

Singular:
young adult
Plural:
young-adults

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