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  1. ADAM Black Lippes Dress Shirt Adam by Print Midi Floral 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.
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Origin of adolescence

1400–50; late Middle English < Middle French < Latin adolēscentia. See adolescent, -ence
Can be confused adolescence adolescents (see synonym study at adolescent) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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British Dictionary definitions for adolescence


  1. the period in human development that occurs between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
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Word Origin

C15: via Old French from Latin Print Floral Lippes Shirt Black Dress by Midi ADAM Adam adolēscentia, from adolēscere to grow up, from alēscere to grow, from alēre to feed, nourish
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for adolescence


"age ADAM Floral Shirt Lippes Dress Adam Midi Print Black by Print Black ADAM Adam by Lippes Dress Midi Shirt Floral 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).

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adolescence in Medicine


  1. The period of physical and psychological development from the onset of puberty to complete growth and maturity.
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adolescence in Science


  1. The period of physical and psychological development from puberty to the onset of adulthood.Knee Length Dark POUSTOVIT Blue Dresses OqdO0F
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