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noun maturity pronunciation in British English /məˈtʃʊərəti/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the qualities and behaviour that you would expect of a sensible adult
    He hasn’t got the maturity to be a father.
  2. 2
    [uncountable] full growth, or completed development
    It takes roughly forty years for the trees to reach maturity.
  3. 3
    [countable/uncountable] business the time when the interest and profits on money that has been invested must be paid
    Their investments are in bonds of varying maturities and yields.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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