adjective or noun see preadolescence

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  • préadolescent — préadolescent, ente [ preadɔlesɑ̃, ɑ̃t ] n. VAR. pré adolescent, ente • 1959; de pré et adolescent ♦ Jeune garçon, fillette qui atteint l âge situé entre l enfance et l adolescence (période de la préadolescence). Abrév. fam. (1975) PRÉADO [… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • preadolescent — PREADOLESCÉNT, Ă, preadolescenţi, te, s.m. şi f., adj. (Copil) care nu a ajuns încă în perioada adolescenţei. [pr.: pre a ] – Pre1 + adolescent. Trimis de oprocopiuc, 07.04.2004. Sursa: DEX 98  preadolescént s. m., adj. m. (sil. pre a ) …   Dicționar Român

  • preadolescent — pre·ad·o·les·cent .ad əl es ənt adj 1) of, characteristic of, or occurring during preadolescence <preadolescent changes> 2) being in the stage of preadolescence <a preadolescent girl> preadolescent n a preadolescent child …   Medical dictionary

  • preadolescent — /pree ad l es euhnt/, adj. 1. of or pertaining to preadolescence or a preadolescent. n. 2. a person who is in the preadolescent years. [1905 10; PRE + ADOLESCENT] * * * …   Universalium

  • preadolescent — adj. & n. adj. 1 (of a child) having nearly reached adolescence. 2 of or relating to the two or three years preceding adolescence. n. a preadolescent child. Derivatives: preadolescence n …   Useful english dictionary

  • preadolescent — 1. adjective of, or relating to preadolescence 2. noun a child who has not yet reached puberty …   Wiktionary

  • preadolescent — n. preteen, young person who is not yet a teenager, person between the ages of 9 and 12, preteenager adj. before adolescence, prepubescent, pertaining to the pre teen years …   English contemporary dictionary

  • preadolescent — pre·adolescent …   English syllables

  • preadolescent — /priædəˈlɛsənt/ (say preeaduh lesuhnt) adjective relating to the period just before adolescence …   Australian English dictionary

  • preadolescent —   Poke o; keiki ma i lewalewa (boy, see lewalewa); ulapa a (girl) …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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