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    What does "mature age" mean?

    Dear teachers,

    Does "mature age" mean people who is over 18 or people who have been working for some time after they have left school?

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    Re: What does "mature age" mean?

    "Age of maturity" may have different meanings in different cultures.

    In the US it is usually 18. But I have seen it at 16, and then at age 40!

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    Re: What does "mature age" mean?

    It would help to have a context.

    "She was a woman of mature age" would imply that she is around 50 years old.

    What was the sentence in which you found the phrase?

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