adolescence n
- a stage between infancy and adultery.

English expressions. 2014.

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  • adolescence — [ adɔlesɑ̃s ] n. f. • fin XIIIe; lat. adolescentia, de adolescens → adolescent ♦ Âge qui succède à l enfance et précède l âge adulte (environ de 12 à 18 ans chez les filles, 14 à 20 ans chez les garçons), immédiatement après la puberté. « la plus …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • adolescence — (n.) age following childhood (especially the period from the 15th to the 21st year), early 15c., from M.Fr. adolescence (14c.), from L. adolescentia youth, noun of state from adolescentem (see ADOLESCENT (Cf. adolescent)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • adolescence — [n] state of puberty, preadulthood boyhood, girlhood, greenness, juvenility, minority, pubescence, spring, teens, youth, youthfulness; concept 817 Ant. adulthood, infancy …   New thesaurus

  • Adolescence — (lat adolescere = (to) grow) is a transitional stage of physical and mental human development that occurs between childhood and adulthood. This transition involves biological (i.e. pubertal), social, and psychological changes, though the… …   Wikipedia

  • ADOLESCENCE — n. f. âge qui suit la puberté et qui forme la première période de la jeunesse. Au commencement de l’adolescence. Il est encore dans l’adolescence. La fleur de l’adolescence …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • Adolescence — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adolescence — [ad΄ə les′əns] n. [ME & OFr < L adolescentia < adolescens: see ADOLESCENT] 1. the state or quality of being adolescent 2. the time of life between puberty and maturity; youth …   English World dictionary

  • n' — → ne ne [nə], n [n] devant une voyelle ou un h muet. Adv. de négation. ÉTYM. Xe; du lat. non en position proclitique devenu nen devant une voyelle (forme subsistant dans nenni) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • adolescence — n. Youth, juvenility, minority, juniority, nonage, teens, springtime of life, dayspring of life, adolescency, growing, growing time, period of growth, growing up, prime of life, flower of life, bloom of life …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • adolescence — n 1. youth, teens, teenage, teen years, pubescence; boyhood, girlhood, minority, nonage; heyday, rising generation, flower of youth, springtime of life, bloom or flower of life, golden season of life, dayspring of life. 2. immaturity, growing… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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