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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English adolescence, from Old French adolescence, from Latin adolescentia, from adolescens (young); see adolescent.

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adolescence (countable and uncountable, plural adolescences)

  1. The transitional period of physical and psychological development between childhood and maturity.
    During adolescence, the body and mind go through many complex changes, some of which are difficult to deal with.
    Synonyms: teendom, teenhood

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈadolɛst͡sɛnt͡sɛ]

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adolescence n

  1. adolescence
    Synonym: dospívání

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin adulēscentia. See also adolescent +‎ -ence

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  • IPA(key): /a.dɔ.lɛ.sɑ̃s/
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adolescence f (plural adolescences)

  1. adolescence

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Late 13th century, borrowed from Latin adolescentia.

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adolescence f (oblique plural adolescences, nominative singular adolescence, nominative plural adolescences)

  1. adolescence