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maturity

[mə′chu̇r·əd·ē]
(geology)
The second stage of the erosion cycle in the topographic development of a landscape or region characterized by numerous and closely spaced mature streams, reduction of level surfaces to slopes, large well-defined drainage systems, and the absence of swamps or lakes on the uplands. Also known as topographic maturity.
A stage in the development of a shore or coast that begins with the attainment of a profile of equilibrium.
The extent to which the texture and composition of a clastic sediment approach the ultimate end product.
The stage of stream development at which maximum vigor and efficiency has been reached.

maturity

A measure of the developing of strength in concrete; combines the effects of curing temperature and time of hydration.
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Hypothesis 4: There is a significant relationship between emotional immaturity and expatriate failure.
The follow-up dependent t-tests indicated that aggression, dominance, disruptive, socially insecure, and academic immaturity decreased significantly from Time 1 to Time 2 and again from Time 2 to Time 3, while prosocial behavior increased significantly from Time 1 to Time 2 and again from Time 2 to Time 3.
There is a high prevalence of neurologic disorders in patients with laryngomalacia, which has led some investigators to believe that laryngomalacia is caused by neuromuscular immaturity and consequent laryngeal hypotonia.
Actually, I shall argue, the author's preferences are shown, Catherine is judged by the author in the parallel but notably different history of the daughter who, inheriting her mother's name, and likenesses both physical and psychological, is shown by deliberate choice, and trial and error, developing the maturity and therefore achieving the happiness, that the mother failed in, whereas we have seen the mother hardening into a fatal immaturity which destroys herself and those (Heathcliff and Edgar principally) involved with her.
attention deficit disorder), cognitive immaturity and sexual risk-taking behavior among adolescents.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including those statements pertaining to GenoMed's treatments, its research and development approach and business model, and the suggestion that lung immaturity in the newborn might be improved with epidermal growth factor.
Stem cells harvested at birth from a patient's umbilical cord could be stored and then reintroduced in the patient at a later date, thereby taking advantage of the immaturity and vitality of the "infant" cells and avoiding the complications of allo-graft transplant rejection.
If maturity for him is stapled together with empty homilies, immaturity is a selfish fantasy.
Charlotte Church's comments on the actions of New Yorkers after the terrorist attacks showed her immaturity - and Cilla Black's picture in that disgraceful costume showed her over-maturity.
the apex at immaturity going balci as a business man but I refuse to grow up grow old fade away lie on the porch with all the tenacity of a neutered dog encircled by vultures Tony Alva, Bill Danforth, Ray Barbee, Lance Mountain, and Steve Caballero are heroes of my culture my ear still bends to the whir stick click grind slide of obsession my ear still bends to the sounds of vandalism and public menacing my mind still dreams of nice long curbs without a cop in sight my heart still pounds with the passion of a "misunderstood youth" so when I the bald, out of shape professor of English dust off my manual and kickflip before class and you oh so maturely ask if it's completely necessary I respond you're damn skippy it's not necessary and that's what makes my life more fun than yours.
Thus, the description refers to the childishness and immaturity of society's judgments and points to deep psychological flaws and weaknesses.
Where speakers have traditionally used their time on the rostrum to boast about brilliant discoveries, preternaturally accurate prophesies, or ingenious strategies, they now talk about missed opportunities, lack of foresight, errors in judgment, overconfidence, immaturity, remorse, and despair.