Definition of Precocious

1. Adjective. Characterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude). "A precocious achievement"

Also: Intelligent
Similar to: Advanced
Derivative terms: Precociousness, Precocity
Antonyms: Retarded



2. Adjective. Appearing or developing early. "Precocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias"
Category relationships: Botany, Phytology
Similar to: Early

Definition of Precocious

1. a. Ripe or mature before the proper or natural time; early or prematurely ripe or developed; as, precocious trees.

Definition of Precocious

1. Adjective. Characterized by exceptionally early development or maturity. ¹

2. Adjective. Exhibiting advanced skills at an abnormally early age. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Precocious

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Precocious

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preclusions
preclusive
preclusively
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precoated
precoating
precocial
precocious (current term)
precocious dentition
precociously
precociousness
precocities
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precoded
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precoders
precodes
precoding
precog
precogitate
precogitated

Literary usage of Precocious

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"Not infrequently do we meet with cases of osseous and articular lesions which, under the old division, we can only term precocious since they appear in the ..."

2. The Practice of pediatrics by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1918)
"The menstruation in the former type of children usually beg: earlier than in those with precocious development. The average tii is five years but there have ..."

3. Social Life of the Chinese: With Some Account of the Religious, Governmental by Justus Doolittle (1865)
"Indigent Students.—Filial and Dutiful Children. precocious Youth. ... in recording the wise sayings and tho remarkable deeds of its precocious youth. ..."

4. Social life of the Chinese by Justus Doolittle (1866)
"precocious Youth.—Indigent Students.—Filial and Dutiful Children. precocious Youth. EVERY nation delights in recording the wise sayings and thc remarkable ..."

5. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"precocious menstruation is seen from birth to nine or ten years. Of course, menstruation before the third or fourth year is extremely rare, ..."

6. Margaret Fuller: A Psychological Biography by Katharine Susan Anthony (1920)
"... CHAPTER II A precocious CHILD INTELLECTUALLY and emotionally, Margaret Fuller was a precocious child. She had a hungry intellect and hungry emotions. ..."

7. Social Life of the Chinese: With Some Account of the Religious, Governmental by Justus Doolittle (1865)
"EVERY nation delights in recording the wise sayings and tl:o remarkable deeds of its precocious youth. This kind of reading, if it does not ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1887)
"Not infrequently do we meet with cases of osseous and articular lesions which, under the old division, we can only term precocious since they appear in the ..."

9. The Practice of pediatrics by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1918)
"The menstruation in the former type of children usually beg: earlier than in those with precocious development. The average tii is five years but there have ..."

10. Social Life of the Chinese: With Some Account of the Religious, Governmental by Justus Doolittle (1865)
"Indigent Students.—Filial and Dutiful Children. precocious Youth. ... in recording the wise sayings and tho remarkable deeds of its precocious youth. ..."

11. Social life of the Chinese by Justus Doolittle (1866)
"precocious Youth.—Indigent Students.—Filial and Dutiful Children. precocious Youth. EVERY nation delights in recording the wise sayings and thc remarkable ..."

12. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"precocious menstruation is seen from birth to nine or ten years. Of course, menstruation before the third or fourth year is extremely rare, ..."

13. Margaret Fuller: A Psychological Biography by Katharine Susan Anthony (1920)
"... CHAPTER II A precocious CHILD INTELLECTUALLY and emotionally, Margaret Fuller was a precocious child. She had a hungry intellect and hungry emotions. ..."

14. Social Life of the Chinese: With Some Account of the Religious, Governmental by Justus Doolittle (1865)
"EVERY nation delights in recording the wise sayings and tl:o remarkable deeds of its precocious youth. This kind of reading, if it does not ..."

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