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 (prē′mə-tyo͝or′, -to͝or′, -cho͝or′)
1. Occurring, growing, or existing before the customary, correct, or assigned time; uncommonly or unexpectedly early: a premature end.
2. Born after a gestation period of less than the normal time: a premature infant.

[Middle English, ripe, from Latin praemātūrus, ripe too early : prae-, pre- + mātūrus, ripe; see mā- in Indo-European roots.]

pre′ma·ture′ly adv.
pre′ma·ture′ness, pre′ma·tu′ri·ty n.
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Noun1.prematureness - the state of being premature
immatureness, immaturity - not having reached maturity
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