What does "mature age" mean?

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hwhwhwhw

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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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"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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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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