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English adjective: precocious

1. precocious characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude)

SamplesA precocious child.
A precocious achievement.


See alsointelligent


2. precocious appearing or developing early

SamplesPrecocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias.


Domain categorybotany, phytology

Antonymslater, late

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