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Definition 1: characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude) - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where precocious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a precocious child
  • a precocious achievement

(precocious is similar to ...) farther along in physical or mental development

"the child's skeletal age was classified as `advanced'" "children in the advanced classes in elementary school read far above grade average"

(means also ...) having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree

"is there intelligent life in the universe?" "an intelligent question"

Definition 2: appearing or developing early - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where precocious or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • precocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias

(precocious is similar to ...) being or occurring at an early stage of development

"in an early stage" "early forms of life" "early man" "an early computer"

(precocious belongs to category ...) the branch of biology that studies plants

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