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1. Manifesting or characterized by development, aptitude, or interests considered advanced for a given age: a mathematically precocious child; a child with a precocious wit.
2. Botany Blossoming before the appearance of leaves.
[From Latin praecox, praecoc-, premature, from praecoquere, to boil before, ripen early : prae-, pre- + coquere, to cook, ripen; see pekw- in Indo-European roots.]
pre·coc′ity (-kŏs′ĭ-tē), pre·co′cious·ness n.
1. ahead in development, such as the mental development of a child
2. (Botany) botany (of plants, fruit, etc) flowering or ripening early
[C17: from Latin praecox early maturing, from prae early + coquere to ripen]
preˈcociousness, precocity n
1. unusually advanced or mature in mental development or talent: a precocious child.
2. prematurely developed.
[1640–50; < Latin praecox, s. praecoc- ripening early, adj. derivative of praecoquere to bake or ripen early (see pre-, cook); see -ious]
pre•co′cious•ness, pre•coc′i•ty (-ˈkɒs ɪ ti) n.
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|Adj.||1.||precocious - characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude); "a precocious child"; "a precocious achievement"|
intelligent - having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"
retarded - relatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development; "providing a secure and sometimes happy life for the retarded"
|2.||precocious - appearing or developing early; "precocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias"|
early - being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"
precocious[prɪˈkəʊʃəs] ADJ → precoz
precocious[prɪˈkəʊʃəs] adj → precoce
a. precoz, de un desarrollo más avanzado que el normal para la edad;
___ child → niño-a ___.