Definition of adulthood noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈædʌlthʊd//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈædʌlthʊd//
; BrE BrE//əˈdʌlthʊd//
; NAmE NAmE//əˈdʌlthʊd//
[uncountable] Middle age
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the state of being an adult a child reaching adulthood See related entries: Middle ageExtra examples Her childhood problems persisted into adulthood. His problems began in early adulthood. a step towards adulthood children who lose their parents before reaching adulthood
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: adulthood