Maturity may refer to:

  • Sexual maturity, the stage when an organism can reproduce, though it is distinct from adulthood
  • Mature technology, a term indicating that a technology has been in use and development for long enough that most of its initial problems have been overcome
  • Maturity (geology), a geological term describing rock, source rock, and hydrocarbon generation
  • Maturity (sedimentology), a geological term describing the proximity of a sedimentary deposit from its source
  • Maturity (finance), a financial term indicating the final date for payment of principal and interest
  • Capability Maturity Model, a software engineering term indicating to which extent it is planned how to do things when developing, testing, documenting, maintaining software etc. See also software development process.
  • Maturity (psychological), a term in developmental psychology to indicate that a person responds to the circumstances or environment in an appropriate manner
  • Developmental age

Other articles related to "maturity":

Agaricus Lilaceps - Description
... The margin, however, is incurved, although it decurves at maturity ... turns reddish-brown slowly, and dark chocolate-brown at maturity ... in age or when bruised, forming a superior, pendulous annulus at maturity ...
Maturity (psychological) - Age
... perceived as more mature, psychological maturity is not determined by one's age ... However, the relationship between psychological maturity and age is a difficult one, and there has been much debate over methods of determining maturity, considering its ...
Stokely Webster - Maturity
... In 1936 he studied for six months with Robert Henri's disciple Wayman Adams, learning portrait painting and landscape technique, which combined the high-valued colors of Impressionism with the methods of Henri and John Singer Sargent ... A one-man exhibition, which opened in New York the same year he completed the painting Times Square, drew praise from The New York Sun, "Mr ...
Mythicomyces - Description
... rolled inward, and expands to become bell-shaped or broadly convex in maturity, reaching a diameter of 1–3 cm (0.4–1.2 in) ... orange when young, to yellowish-brown (tawny) in maturity ... tend to secede (separate from the stem) in maturity ...

Famous quotes containing the word maturity:

    [How] the young . . . can grow from the primitive to the civilized, from emotional anarchy to the disciplined freedom of maturity without losing the joy of spontaneity and the peace of self-honesty is a problem of education that no school and no culture have ever solved.
    Leontine Young (20th century)

    When a man reaches his maturity in understanding and in years, the feeling comes over him that his father was wrong to beget him.
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    The time passes so quickly during these full and active middle years that most people arrive at the end of middle age and the beginning of later maturity with surprise and a sense of having finished the journey while they were still preparing to commence it.
    Robert Havighurst (20th century)