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Definition of Maturation

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process of maturing; process of cell transformation; secretion of pus
Maturation Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The process of bringing, or of coming, to maturity; hence, specifically, the process of suppurating perfectly; the formation of pus or matter.
  
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maturation
\mat`u*ra"tion\ (?), n. [l. maturatio a hastening: cf. f. maturation.] the process of bringing, or of coming, to maturity; hence, specifically, the process of suppurating perfectly; the formation of pus or matter.
maturation
n
1. coming to full development; becoming mature [syn: ripening, maturement]


2. the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children" [syn: growth, growing, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis]
[ant: nondevelopment]


WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. coming to full development; becoming mature
(synonym) ripening, maturement
(hypernym) organic process, biological process
(derivation) mature, maturate, grow
2. (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
(synonym) growth, growing, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis
(hypernym) organic process, biological process
(hyponym) culture
(part-meronym) gastrulation
(derivation) senesce, age, get on, mature, maturate
(classification) biology, biological science
(class) isometry
3. (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
(synonym) festering, suppuration
(hypernym) bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity
(derivation) suppurate, mature
(classification) medicine, medical specialty
Maturation Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Raynet Business & Marketing Glossary
in behavioural science, the process of reaching maturity through biological growth.
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Maturation Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Maturation is the process of becoming mature; the emergence of personal and behavioral characteristics through growth processes.

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Maturation Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
The Scotch Whisky by SDA v.4.20
* Is part of the process of the elaboration of Malt or Grain whiskies before bottling.
* In Scotland, the maturation or aging whisky is in oak (ex-sherry, ex-bourbon, ex-rum, ex-brandy, etc.) casks for long periods, at 63% to 65% alcohol by volume, minimum 3 years (compulsory since 1916) before it can be called and classified as Scotch Whisky, in dark and cool excise warehouses and, by law, has to be matured inside the territory in oak barrels of 700 liters of maximum capacity.
* Temperature has influence on aging; if it is warm the maturation of the whisky will progress faster.
* There are other factors that have influence on aging like type of wood, type of malt, previous contents of the barrel, the microclimate, percentage of alcohol, humidity, etc.
* Whisky does not mature further once it is in the bottle, filtered or not.
Process of finishing of some Malt or Grain whiskies.
Second maturation in a second barrel of different type, origin or characteristics
Maturation Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Maturation Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Hepatitis Central (TM) Liver Disease Medical Glossary
Process of reaching full development or growth. The stage of viral replication at which a virus particle becomes infectious