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  • 1 of mature years old —    The phrase does not refer to a girl of 19 or a youth of 21, indicating not full development but incipient decline:     A good many of my students were civil servants, some of them of mature years. (Forsey, 1990)    See also mature …

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  • 2 Mature — Ma*ture , a. [Compar. {Maturer}; superl. {Maturest}.] [L. maturus; prob. akin to E. matin.] [1913 Webster] 1. Brought by natural process to completeness of growth and development; fitted by growth and development for any function, action, or… …

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  • 3 mature — ma|ture1 [məˈtʃuə US ˈtʃur] adj ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(sensible)¦ 2¦(fully grown)¦ 3¦(wine/cheese etc)¦ 4¦(older)¦ 5¦(novel/painting etc)¦ 6 on mature reflection/consideration 7¦(financial)¦ 8 mature market/industry ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin …

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  • 4 mature — [[t]mətjʊ͟ə(r)[/t]] matures, maturing, matured, maturer, maturest 1) VERB When a child or young animal matures, it becomes an adult. You will learn what to expect as your child matures physically... The eggs hatched and the chicks matured.… …

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  • 5 mature — 1 adjective 1 SENSIBLE a child or young person who is mature behaves in a sensible and reasonable way, as you would expect an older person to behave: She s very mature for her age. | John has always shown a mature attitude to his work. opposite… …

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  • 6 mature# — mature adj Mature, matured, ripe, mellow, adult, grownup are comparable if not often interchangeable because they all bear the same underlying meaning fully developed. Mature, in its basic use as applied to living things, stresses the completion… …

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  • 7 mature student — noun A person who enters higher education later in life than is usual • • • Main Entry: ↑mature * * * mature student UK US noun [countable] [singular mature student plural …

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  • 8 mature student — mature students N COUNT A mature student is a person who begins their studies at university or college a number of years after leaving school, so that they are older than most of the people they are studying with. [BRIT] (in AM, use adult… …

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  • 9 mature — 01. In my opinion, girls usually [mature] at a younger age than boys. 02. Kate is only 7 years old, but she is very [mature] for her age, and is often mistaken for a 10 year old. 03. His writing style has certainly [matured] over the years. 04. I …

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  • 10 Mature — To cease to exist; to expire. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * ▪ I. mature ma‧ture 1 [məˈtʆʊə ǁ ˈtʊr] verb [intransitive] 1. FINANCE if a financial arrangement such as a bond or an insurance policy matures, it becomes ready to be paid …

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  • 11 mature — To cease to exist; to expire. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * ▪ I. mature ma‧ture 1 [məˈtʆʊə ǁ ˈtʊr] verb [intransitive] 1. FINANCE if a financial arrangement such as a bond or an insurance policy matures, it becomes ready to be paid: • The… …

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  • 12 Mature student — A adult student (aka adult learner or non traditional studentnon traditional students are a broader group than just mature students. See the Wiki link. in North America) in tertiary education (at a university or a college) is normally classified… …

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  • 13 Mature minor doctrine — Family law Entering into marriag …

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  • 14 mature — 1. adjective 1) a mature woman Syn: adult, grown up, grown, fully grown, full grown, of age, fully developed, in one s prime, middle aged Ant: adolescent 2) he s very mature for his age …

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  • 15 mature — ma|ture1 [ mə tʃur ] adjective ** 1. ) behaving in the sensible way that you would expect an adult to behave. This is usually used about children and young people: He s more mature than the other boys in his class. That wasn t a very mature thing …

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  • 16 mature — I UK [məˈtʃʊə(r)] / US [məˈtʃʊr] adjective ** 1) behaving in the sensible way that you would expect an adult to behave. This is usually used about children and young people He s more mature than the other boys in his class. That wasn t a very… …

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  • 17 mature — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb ADVERB ▪ fully ▪ a fully matured cheese ▪ early ▪ This variety is easy to grow and matures early. ▪ quickly …

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  • 18 Mature Firm — A company that is well established in its industry, with a well known product and loyal customer following with average growth. Mature firms are categorized according to the business stage it is currently in. These types of firms have passed the… …

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  • 19 mature student — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms mature student : singular mature student plural mature students British someone who begins studying at a college or university after they are 25 years old …

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  • 20 mature student — ma.ture student n BrE a student at a university or college who is over 25 years old …

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