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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.
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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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