maturation maturation  /ˌmæ tʃə ˈreɪ ʃən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) coming to full development; becoming mature
  2. (n) (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level
  3. (n) (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus

Usage(s):

  1. Berry is experiencing a Kidman-like maturation into an actress critics take seriously, and she does a hell of a nude scene, but this statue looks headed elsewhere.
  2. Finding his gun begins Andy's maturation, forcing him to make life or death decisions.
  3. Thanks to nifty imaging techniques, the point at which the cortex reaches peak thickness is now recognized as an early milestone in brain maturation.

News

  1. Foundings Matter: Thiel's Law Applied To Biotech

    Thiel’s law: A startup messed up at its foundation cannot be fixed. Much like an organism, the “DNA” of a startup gets encoded at the outset – which genes or attributes will really matter going forward, and the possible deleterious (or advantageous) mutations that will impact the startup’s maturation down the road. Once in place, it’s very hard to change the genomic DNA of a startup.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes

  2. Neway Reports First Three Fertility Successes as Result of IVM

    NEW YORK -- Today, Neway Fertility reported its first three pregnancies as result of in vitro maturation (IVM), an emerging alternative to in vitro fertilization (IVF) that requires little to no fertility ...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: GlobeNewswire via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Morning kickoff --- Can Tate pick up where he left off with Harvin aboard?

    Our paper today featured this story on Golden Tate and his maturation the second half of last season. As the story notes, Tate was the team’s leading receiver over the last nine games of the 2012 season, which was also when the offense really began to take off with the 28-24 loss at Detro
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Seattle Times

Quotes

  1. President Bush said Tuesday the chaotic execution of Saddam Hussein looked like "kind of a revenge killing" and showed that the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki "has still got some maturation to do."
    on Jan 16, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Forbes

  2. "He's a much better teammate now than he was in the championship days. That's a credit to his maturation. There were definitely times when he was not a good teammate. No one worked harder than he did. The same is true today," Shaw said. "In...
    on May 6, 2007 By: Brian Shaw Source: 940 News

  3. "These guys are as talented a young group as I've ever seen," Byrnes said. "It's been fun to watch the maturation and watch them grow up."
    on Oct 6, 2007 By: Eric Byrnes Source: Forbes

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