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mature

1. Biology
a. fully developed or differentiated
b. fully grown; adult
2. (of a river valley or land surface) in the middle stage of the cycle of erosion, characterized by meanders, maximum relief, etc.

mature

[mə′chu̇r]
(biology)
Being fully grown and developed.
Ripe.
(food engineering)
Having attained the final state of processing, as certain wines.
(geology)
Pertaining to a topography or region, and to its landforms, having undergone maximum development and accentuation of form.
Pertaining to the third stage of textural maturity of a clastic sediment.
(psychology)
Having the emotional qualities of a well-adjusted adult.
References in classic literature ?
The words of Uncas were received with the same deep attention as those which fell from the maturer wisdom of his father; and so far from manifesting any impatience, neither spoke in reply, until a few moments of silent meditation were, seemingly, bestowed in deliberating on what had already been said.
Yet they won admiration from maturer judges than his school-fellows, and were indeed, remarkably clever, though destitute of the native warmth that might have made the snow melt beneath his hand.
His observation of Ellen was less marked, but notwithstanding the warlike and chastened expression of his eye, there was much of the homage, which man is made to pay to woman, even in the more cursory look he sometimes turned on her maturer and perhaps more animated beauty.
Literature is taking a maturer form, many injurious prejudice have been rooted up and turned into ridicule.
Freely's qualities in the maturer minds of Grimworth through the early months of his residence there.
One of their commonest notes is that of childlike delight in the mysterious joy and beauty of the world, a delight sometimes touched, it is true, as in 'The Tiger,' with a maturer consciousness of the wonderful and terrible power behind all the beauty.
Every morning we held exactly this conversation: never any more, and never any less: and yet, invariably, however far I might have been lifted out of myself over-night, and advanced towards maturer years, by Steerforth's companionship, or Mrs.
This old town of Salem -- my native place, though I have dwelt much away from it both in boyhood and maturer years -- possesses, or did possess, a hold on my affection, the force of which I have never realized during my seasons of actual residence here.
A la question de savoir quand demarrera la fabrication, le responsable a annonce que [beaucoup moins que] des demain (aujourd'hui NDLR) nous mettrons en place l'equipe d'engineering pour maturer le dossier technique pour le proposer ensuite a la Sonatrach et nous sommes capables de repondre a toute demande [beaucoup plus grand que].
Sharks are devouring the savings of Britain's maturer workers in a disastrous free for all.
DON'T BRIAN FRIDAY'S There were walls of solid sound but no high screens - a drawback for those maturer fans at the back, who weren't going to risk sweating it out in the crowd on the pitch.