the transitional period between puberty and adulthood in human development, extending mainly over the teen years and terminating legally when the age of majority is reached; youth.
the process or state of growing to maturity.
a period or stage of development, as of a society, preceding maturity.
the period in human development that occurs between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
“age following childhood” (especially the period from the 15th to the 21st year), early 15c., from Middle French adolescence (14c.), from Latin adolescentia “youth,” noun of state from adolescentem (see adolescent).
adolescence ad·o·les·cence (ād’l-ěs’əns)
The period of physical and psychological development from the onset of puberty to complete growth and maturity.
The period of physical and psychological development from puberty to the onset of adulthood.
growing to manhood or womanhood; youthful. having the characteristics of or of an adolescent. an adolescent person. Contemporary Examples They hold power and injure all who come into their view, not with overt malice, but adolescent ignorance. ‘Mad Men’ Highlights Invisible Black People and Stain of Racism Otis Moss III March 26, 2012 You can […]
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adolescent medicine adolescent medicine n. The branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of youth between 13 and 21 years of age. Also called ephebiatrics, hebiatrics.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “noble” and “wolf.”. Contemporary Examples The collapse of the bank coincided with the appointment of Adolf Hitler to the position of chancellor. Anne Frank’s Amsterdam Russell Shorto October 11, 2013 Every image reveals how wrongly the world has seen and judged Adolf Hitler. When Hitler Was a […]
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