Maturity

Maturity may refer to:

  • Sexual maturity, the stage when an organism can reproduce, though it is distinct from adulthood
  • Mature technology, a term indicating that a technology has been in use and development for long enough that most of its initial problems have been overcome
  • Maturity (geology), a geological term describing rock, source rock, and hydrocarbon generation
  • Maturity (sedimentology), a geological term describing the proximity of a sedimentary deposit from its source
  • Maturity (finance), a financial term indicating the final date for payment of principal and interest
  • Capability Maturity Model, a software engineering term indicating to which extent it is planned how to do things when developing, testing, documenting, maintaining software etc. See also software development process.
  • Maturity (psychological), a term in developmental psychology to indicate that a person responds to the circumstances or environment in an appropriate manner
  • Developmental age

Famous quotes containing the word maturity:

    [How] the young . . . can grow from the primitive to the civilized, from emotional anarchy to the disciplined freedom of maturity without losing the joy of spontaneity and the peace of self-honesty is a problem of education that no school and no culture have ever solved.
    Leontine Young (20th century)

    The time passes so quickly during these full and active middle years that most people arrive at the end of middle age and the beginning of later maturity with surprise and a sense of having finished the journey while they were still preparing to commence it.
    Robert Havighurst (20th century)

    Adolescence is society’s permission slip for combining physical maturity with psychological irresponsibility.
    Terri Apter (20th century)