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Definition of precocious adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

precocious

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//prɪˈkəʊʃəs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//prɪˈkoʊʃəs//
 
(sometimes disapproving)
 
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(of a child) having developed particular abilities and ways of behaving at a much younger age than usual a precocious child who started her acting career at the age of 5 sexually precocious From an early age she displayed a precocious talent for music. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from Latin praecox, praecoc- (from praecoquere ‘ripen fully’, from prae ‘before’ + coquere ‘to cook’) + -ious.
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