Complete Definition of "precocious"

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English

Etymology
Latin præcox

Pronunciation
AHD|/prÄ­-kÅ'shÉs/
IPA|/prÉËkÉÊÊÉs/
w:SAMPA|SAMPA: /<tt>[email protected]"[email protected]@s</tt>/
:Rhymes:English:-ÉÊÊÉs|Rhymes: -ÉÊÊÉs

Adjective
en-adj

  1. Characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity.
  2. Exhibiting advanced skills at an abnormally early age.

#: The precocious child began reading the newspaper at age four.

Quotations
1964, w:Sherman Brothers|Sherman Brothers, âSupercalifragilisticexpialidociousâ, Mary Poppins, Walt Disney

Translations
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trans-top|Characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity
Finnish: varhaiskypsä
German: frühreif
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trans-top|Exhibiting advanced skills at an abnormally early age
Finnish: pikkuvanha, edistynyt, etevä
German: frühreif
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See also
prodigy

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