- Etymological Definition: The term adolescence is derived from the Latin word 'Adolescere' which means to grow or to grow towards maturity.
- Biological/Chronological Definition: From the biological point of view adolescence is the stage when puberty dawns. Chronologically, this is a span of life ranging from 12-19 years.
- Sociological Definition: Sociologically, adolescence is a transitional period from dependence on parents to self-sufficient adulthood.
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