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full-term (adjective)

Definition:

gestated for the entire duration of normal pregnancy

Class:

adjective (modifies a noun)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

a healthy full-term baby

See also:

mature

All senses of full-term...

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

full-term

of or relating to a pregnancy that lasted the full nine months (12 of 374 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/full-term 1

Macmillan British Dictionary:

full-term

a full-term baby is born after the normal length of time in its mother's body (15 of 37 words)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/full-term

Merriam-Webster:

full-term

retained in the uterus for the normal period of gestation before birth (12 of 35 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/full-term

Random House Dictionary:

full-term

of or noting the entire duration of normal pregnancy. | serving the complete designated term of office. (16 of 29 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/full-term

Oxford Dictionary:

mature | maturer [comparative] | maturest [superlative] | full-grown [synonym, sense-specific] | maturely [derived]

fully developed physically; full-grown | (especially of a young person) having reached a stage of mental or emotional development characteristic of an ... (21 of 279 words, 12 definitions, 14 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/mature

American Heritage Dictionary:

mature | matured [past tense] | maturing [present participle] | matures [3rd-person singular present] | maturer [comparative] | maturest [superlative] | maturely [adverb, related] | matureness [noun, related]

Having reached full natural growth or development | Having reached a desired or final condition; ripe | Of, relating to, or characteristic of full ... (22 of 188 words, 13 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mature

New World Dictionary:

mature | matured [past tense] | maturing [present participle] | maturely [adverb, related] | matureness [noun, related]

full-grown, as plants or animals ; ripe, as fruits ; fully developed, as a person, a mind, etc. | fully or highly developed, perfected, worked out, ... (25 of 133 words, 9 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/mature

Wikipedia:

Mature [disambiguation]

the adjectival form of maturity, which has several meanings. Mature may also refer to: "Mature 17+", a rating in the Entertainment Software Rating Board video game rating system | Mature, a character from The King of Fighters series | Victor Mature ... (39 of 133 words, 8 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Mature

Cambridge Dictionary:

mature [entry 1]

[approving] Mature people behave like adults in a way that shows they are well developed emotionally | A mature decision is one which is made after a ... (26 of 53 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mature 1

mature [entry 2, formal]

completely grown physically (3 of 25 words, 4 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mature 2

mature [entry 3]

having a flavour that is completely developed (7 of 20 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mature 3

mature [entry 4, specialized]

A mature investment is ready to be paid. (8 of 16 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mature 4

mature [entry 5]

[approving] to become more developed mentally and emotionally and behave in a responsible way | [approving] If ideas, opinions, etc. mature, they ... (21 of 65 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mature 5

mature [entry 6]

to become completely grown physically (5 of 22 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mature 6

mature [entry 7]

to make food and wine old enough for the flavour to have developed completely (14 of 39 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mature 7

mature [entry 8, specialized]

If an insurance agreement or an investment matures, it becomes ready to be paid (14 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/mature 8

Wiktionary:

mature | matured [past tense] | maturing [present participle] | matures [3rd-person singular present] | maturest [superlative] | childish [antonym, sense-specific] | immature [antonym, sense-specific] | superficial [antonym, sense-specific] | ripe [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

Fully developed; grown up in terms of physical appearance, behaviour or thinking; ripe. | Profound; careful. | [intransitive, food, fruits] To become mature; to ripen. | [intransitive] To gain experience or wisdom with age. | [intransitive, finance] To... (34 of 55 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/mature

Encarta Dictionary:

mature | matured [past tense] | maturing [present participle] | matures [3rd-person singular present]

showing the mental, emotional, or physical characteristics associated with a fully developed adult person | showing qualities gained by development ... (19 of 375 words, 14 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861678549​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

full-term

Audio: British English pronunciation of "full-term"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/full-term

Macmillan American Dictionary:

full-term

Audio: North American pronunciation of "full-term"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/full-term

the Free Dictionary:

full-term

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "full-term"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "full-term"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/full-term

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

full-term

Audio: North American pronunciation of "full-term"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=fullt​01​v word=full-term

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