adolescence adolescence  /ˌæ də ˈlɛ səns/


  1. (n) the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
  2. (n) in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood


  1. In adolescence, boys need to feel they're working towards something, whether it be an apprenticeship or university or whatever.
  2. In the past, people moved from childhood to adolescence and from adolescence to adulthood, but today there is a new, intermediate phase along the way.
  3. Pipher believes adolescence is an especially precarious time for girls, a time when the fearless, outgoing child is replaced by the unhappy and insecure girl-woman.


  1. From conflict zones to commencements

    High school students are celebrating an end to adolescence at graduation ceremonies held throughout the county in the coming days. For two Lee High School students who are graduating on Monday, however, receiving their diploma is more than a coming of age moment.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Fairfax County Times

  2. Anorexia, Bulimia Linked to Disturbance in Brain Region

    Anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa are among the deadliest of psychiatric disorders, with few proven effective treatments. The insidious disorders are characterized by extreme eating behavior and distorted body image and often occur during adolescence and young adulthood. A new study from the University of California – San Diego suggests that the altered function of [...]
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Psych Central

  3. Class of 2013 graduates 63

    LAUGHLIN — Life consists of many phases, one of which is the passage from adolescence to adulthood. Family, friends and faculty witnessed such a transition on June 6, at the graduation ceremony for the Laughlin High School Class of 2013.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Laughlin Times

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  1. "Among the jobs of adolescence are to separate from your parents, and to find the peace and quiet to become the person you decide you want to be," Sherry Turkle, a psychologist who is director of the Initiative on Technology and Self at the...
    on May 28, 2009 By: Sherry Turkle Source: MyFox Nepa

  2. "Children have a greater capacity for rehabilitation than adults," said Yee. "The neuroscience is clear; brain maturation continues well through adolescence and thus impulse control, planning and critical thinking skills are still not yet...
    on Feb 27, 2009 By: Leland Yee Source: San Mateo Daily Journal

  3. "Adolescence can be a challenging time," Sir Liam said."It is a period in which teenagers encounter risks and make hard choices. Young people are exposed to behaviours, opportunities and products that have the capacity to harm their health in...
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Liam Donaldson Source: RedOrbit

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