precociousness


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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.
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Noun1.precociousness - intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules
intelligence - the ability to comprehend; to understand and profit from experience
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Translations

precociousness

[prɪˈkəʊʃəsnɪs] precocity [prɪˈkɒsɪtɪ] Nprecocidad f
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precociousness

, precocity
n (of child, behaviour)Frühreife f; (of way of speaking)Altklugheit f
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precociousness

[prɪˈkəʊʃəsnɪs] precocity [prɪˈkɒsɪtɪ] nprecocità
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She was word-perfect, with just the right amount of precociousness to make her endearing rather than irritating.
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