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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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Treasury notes (intermediate-term): maturities of three to 10 years
All told, we see that as a sign that longer maturities are a good value right now.
However, the maturity on Treasury bonds is a flat 10 years, compared with maturities of up to 10 years for notes.
If your investment policies are flexible enough to allow you to buy 15-month maturities, then you aren't competing with money-market funds -- and often can capture meaningful yield increases.
I can lengthen the effective maturity of our debt by executing interest rate swaps," offered the treasurer, "but to rebalance our portfolios fully, we also may need to shorten asset maturities by selling some of our longer-term mortgage investments.
However, even with the recent positive credit events by Level 3, including the acquisition of WilTel and the exchange of approximately $692 million of 2008 maturities for a similar amount of 2010 maturities, the company still faces negative free cash flow through 2008 and a relatively large maturity schedule beginning in 2008.
The suite of RBC Target Maturity Corporate Bond ETFs includes nine fixed income corporate bond ETFs with maturities spanning from 2013 to 2021.
In deciding on the appropriate maturities, the investor must bear in mind that the longer the maturity, the greater the exposure to a loss of principal should the instrument have to be sold at a time interest rates are higher than they were when the instrument was purchased.
All series of Newcastle Certificates are issued at a discount, with expected maturities ranging from one to 94 days with final maturities set 397 days from the initial issuance date.