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precocious

prematurely developed in some faculty or characteristic: a precocious child
Not to be confused with:
preconscious – occurring prior to the development of consciousness; the preconscious portion of the mind

pre·co·cious

 (prĭ-kō′shəs)
adj.
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·co′cious·ly adv.
pre·coc′ity (-kŏs′ĭ-tē), pre·co′cious·ness n.

precocious

(prɪˈkəʊʃəs)
adj
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]
preˈcociously adv
preˈcociousness, precocity n

pre•co•cious

(prɪˈkoʊ ʃəs)
adj.
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•ly, adv.
pre•co′cious•ness, pre•coc′i•ty (-ˈkɒs ɪ ti) n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"
phytology, botany - the branch of biology that studies plants
early - being or occurring at an early stage of development; "in an early stage"; "early forms of life"; "early man"; "an early computer"

precocious

adjective advanced, developed, forward, quick, bright, smart Lucy was always a precocious child.
slow, dense, backward, retarded, underdeveloped, unresponsive

precocious

adjective
1. Developing, occurring, or appearing before the expected time:
2. Ahead of current trends or customs:
Translations

precocious

[prɪˈkəʊʃəs] ADJprecoz

precocious

[prɪˈkəʊʃəs] adjprécoce
a precocious child → un enfant or une enfant précoce

precocious

adj interest, teenager, behaviourfrühreif; way of speakingaltklug; talent, developmentfrühreif, früh entwickelt; at a precocious ageim frühen Alter

precocious

[prɪˈkəʊʃəs] adjprecoce

pre·co·cious

a. precoz, de un desarrollo más avanzado que el normal para la edad;
___ childniño-a ___.

precocious

adj precoz
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