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adolescence (ad'l ES uhns) (noun)
Growth from childhood to adulthood: The period of adolescence is an important introduction to adulthood.
adolescents (ad'l ES uhns) (noun)
People growing up from childhood to adulthood; especially, those from about 12 to about 20 years of age; teenagers: Over 70 percent of today's adolescents are expected to finish high school.

Some adolescents complete their adolescence when they are old enough to vote.

adolescents
1. People growing up from childhood to adulthood, especially those from about 12 to about 20 years of age; youthful, teenagers, teens, minors, youths: "Over 70 percent of today’s adolescents are expected to finish highschool."
2. For teenagers, immature, sophomoric, puerile, juveniles: "The presentations of many movies about life is primarily geared to adolescents."

The words adolescent and adult come from different forms of the Latin verb adolescere, "to grow up"; and in Latin they mean “growing up” and “grown-up”, respectively.

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