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juvenility

[joo-vuh-nil-i-tee] /ˌdʒu vəˈnɪl ɪ ti/
noun, plural juvenilities.
1.
juvenile state, character, or manner.
2.
juvenilities, youthful qualities or acts.
3.
an instance of being juvenile.
Origin
1615-1625
1615-25; juvenile + -ity
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  • In a greenhouse factorial experiment the influence of plant juvenility or age and auxin concentration on rooting was examined.
  • The long life cycle, long period of juvenility, and dioecism of date palms make breeding challenging.
  • There are no marks of growing wisdom with growing years, no decline of juvenility till enforced by physical decay.
British Dictionary definitions for juvenility

juvenility

/ˌdʒuːvɪˈnɪlɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
the quality or condition of being juvenile, esp of being immature
2.
(often pl) a juvenile act or manner
3.
juveniles collectively
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Word Origin and History for juvenility
n.

1620s, from Latin iuvenilitas "youth," from iuvenilis (see juvenile).

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