ma·tur·i·ty (mə-tyrĭ-tē, -tr-, -chr-)
n. pl. ma·tur·i·ties
1. 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.
3. 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.
[Middle English maturite, from Old French, from Latin mātūritās, from mātūrus, mature; see MATURE.]
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