Noun maturation has 3 senses
  1. maturation, ripening, maturement - coming to full development; becoming mature
    --1 is a kind of organic process, biological process
    Derived forms: verb mature1, verb maturate1
  2. growth, growing, maturation, development, ontogeny, ontogenesis - (biology) the process of an individual organism growing organically; a purely biological unfolding of events involved in an organism changing gradually from a simple to a more complex level; "he proposed an indicator of osseous development in children"
    --2 is a kind of organic process, biological process
    --2 has parts: gastrulation
    --2 has particulars:
     culture; amelogenesis; angiogenesis; apposition; auxesis; blossoming, flowering, florescence, inflorescence, anthesis, efflorescence; cenogenesis, kenogenesis, caenogenesis, cainogenesis, kainogenesis; cohesion; cytogenesis, cytogeny; foliation, leafing; fructification; gametogenesis; germination, sprouting; infructescence; intussusception; juvenescence; life cycle; masculinization, masculinisation, virilization, virilisation; morphogenesis; myelinization, myelinisation; neurogenesis; palingenesis, recapitulation; proliferation; psychomotor development; psychosexual development; rooting; suppression; teething, dentition, odontiasis; teratogenesis; vegetation
    Derived forms: verb mature5, verb maturate2
  3. festering, suppuration, maturation - (medicine) the formation of morbific matter in an abscess or a vesicle and the discharge of pus
    --3 is a kind of bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity
    Derived forms: verb mature6, verb maturate3