I need to know the correct pronunciation of the word "mature". Is it məˈtʃʊr, məˈtjʊə(r) or məˈtʊr? And which one is mostly used, across the globe.
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In most cases it is pronounced məˈtʃʊr, since the 't' is not that sharp as in məˈtʊr, and the 'r' is not silent as in məˈtjʊə(r).
This is just based on the average English speaking person, although the other pronunciations are still used by lots of people.
Like Andrew Leach said, there is technically no right or wrong pronunciation, just a preferred/common way, depending on where you are from or what accent you have.