- MATURITYThe degree to which the lumen of the cotton fibre has been obliterated by the cellulose laid down in the walls of the fibre.
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maturity — ma·tu·ri·ty /mə tu̇r ə tē, chu̇r / n: termination of the period that a note or other obligation has to run: state or condition of having become due Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. maturity … Law dictionary
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 … Wikipedia
Maturity — Ma*tu ri*ty, n. [L. maturitas: cf. F. maturit[ e].] [1913 Webster] 1. The state or quality of being mature; ripeness; full development; as, the maturity of corn or of grass; maturity of judgment; the maturity of a plan. [1913 Webster] 2. Arrival… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
maturity — early 15c., maturity of character; mid 15c., ripeness, from M.Fr. maturité and directly from L. maturitatem (nom. maturitas) ripeness, from maturus ripe (see MATURE (Cf. mature) (v.)). Financial sense state of being due for payment is from 1815 … Etymology dictionary
maturity — [n] adulthood, full growth ability, advancement, capability, civilization, completion, cultivation, development, experience, fitness, full bloom, fullness, majority, manhood, maturation, matureness, maturescence, mellowness, mentality, perfection … New thesaurus
maturity — ► NOUN 1) the state, fact, or period of being mature. 2) the time when an insurance policy, security, etc. matures … English terms dictionary
maturity — [mə toor′ə tē, mə choor′ə tē, mə tyoor′ə tē] n. [ME maturite < L maturitas] 1. the state or quality of being mature; specif., a) a being full grown, ripe, or fully developed b) a being perfect, complete, or ready 2. a) a becoming due … English World dictionary
Maturity — For a bond, the date on which the principal is required to be repaid. In an interest rate swap, the date that the swap stops accruing interest. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * maturity ma‧tu‧ri‧ty [məˈtʆʊərti ǁ ˈtʊr ] noun maturities … Financial and business terms
maturity — The period during which a futures contract can be settled by delivery of the actuals; i.e., the period between the first notice day and the last trading day. Also, the due date for financial instruments. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary For a… … Financial and business terms
maturity — ma|tu|ri|ty [məˈtʃuərıti US ˈtʃur ] n [U] 1.) the quality of behaving in a sensible way like an adult ≠ ↑immaturity ▪ Beth shows a maturity way beyond her 16 years. ▪ One day you ll have the maturity to understand. 2.) the time or state when… … Dictionary of contemporary English