Precociousness
Precociousness Pre*co"cious*ness, Precocity Pre*coc"i*ty, n. [Cf. F. pr['e]cocit['e].] The quality or state of being precocious; untimely ripeness; premature development, especially of the mental powers; forwardness. [1913 Webster]

Saucy precociousness in learning. --Bp. Mannyngham. [1913 Webster]

That precocity which sometimes distinguishes uncommon genius. --Wirt. [1913 Webster]


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  • precociousness — precocious ► ADJECTIVE ▪ having developed certain abilities or inclinations at an earlier age than usual. DERIVATIVES precociously adverb precociousness noun precocity noun. ORIGIN from Latin praecox, from praecoquere ripen fully …   English terms dictionary

  • precociousness — noun see precocious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • precociousness — See precociously. * * * …   Universalium

  • precociousness — noun The condition of being precocious; precocity …   Wiktionary

  • precociousness — pre co·cious·ness || prɪ kəʊʃəsnɪs n. precocity, state of being very developed for one s age, prematurity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • precociousness — pre·co·cious·ness …   English syllables

  • precociousness — See: precocious …   English dictionary

  • precociousness — noun intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules • Syn: ↑precocity • Derivationally related forms: ↑precocious (for: ↑precocity), ↑precocious • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Precocity — Precociousness Pre*co cious*ness, Precocity Pre*coc i*ty, n. [Cf. F. pr[ e]cocit[ e].] The quality or state of being precocious; untimely ripeness; premature development, especially of the mental powers; forwardness. [1913 Webster] Saucy… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • precocity — noun intelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules • Syn: ↑precociousness • Derivationally related forms: ↑precocious, ↑precocious (for: ↑precociousness) • Hypernyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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