adolescence: Meaning and Definition of
Pronunciation: (ad"l-es'uns), [key]
- 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.
- the process or state of growing to maturity.
- a period or stage of development, as of a society, preceding maturity.
- adolescence (Thesaurus)