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Immature Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    immature adj
  1. characteristic of a lack of maturity; "immature behavior" [ant: mature]
  2. lacking in development; "immature plans"; "an unformed character" [syn: unformed]
  3. (used of living things especially persons) in an early period of life or development or growth; "young people" [syn: young] [ant: old]
  4. not fully developed or mature; not ripe; "unripe fruit"; "fried green tomatoes"; "green wood" [syn: green, unripe, unripened] [ant: ripe]
  5. not yet mature [ant: mature]
  6. (of birds) not yet having developed feathers; "a small unfledged sparrow on the window sill" [syn: unfledged] [ant: fledged]
Immature Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Immature \Im`ma*ture"\, a. [L. immaturus; pref. im- not + maturus mature, ripe. See Mature.]
  1. Not mature; unripe; not arrived at perfection of full development; crude; unfinished; as, immature fruit; immature character; immature plans. ``An ill-measured and immature counsel.'' --Bacon.
  2. Premature; untimely; too early; as, an immature death. [R.] --Jer. Taylor.
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  • Immature ovum: An immature ovum is a cell that goes through the process of oogenesis to become an ovum . It can be either an oogonium , oocyte and an ...

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* The mark of the immature man is that he wants to die nobly for a cause, while the mark of the mature man is that he wants to live humbly for one. - J. D. Salinger


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