Definitions for: Adolescence


[n] in the state that someone is in between puberty and adulthood
[n] the time period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood



Webster (1913) Definition: Ad`o*les"cence, n. [Fr., fr. L. adolescentia.]
The state of growing up from childhood to manhood or
womanhood; youth, or the period of life between puberty and
maturity, generally considered to be, in the male sex, from
fourteen to twenty-one. Sometimes used with reference to the
lower animals.

See Also: genital phase, genital stage, immatureness, immaturity, puberty, pubescence, time of life, youth

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