prematureness
noun see premature

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Prematureness — Premature Pre ma*ture , a. [L. praematurus; prae before + maturus ripe. See {Mature}.] 1. Mature or ripe before the proper time; as, the premature fruits of a hotbed. [1913 Webster] 2. Happening, arriving, existing, or performed before the proper …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prematureness — See prematurely. * * * …   Universalium

  • prematureness — noun The quality of being premature. Syn: prematurity …   Wiktionary

  • prematureness — pre·ma ture·ness || ‚premÉ™ tÊŠrnɪs / tʃə n. state of being excessively early; hurriedness, hastiness, rashness, impetuousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • prematureness — pre·ma·ture·ness …   English syllables

  • prematureness — noun the state of being premature • Syn: ↑prematurity • Derivationally related forms: ↑premature (for: ↑prematurity), ↑premature • Hypernyms: ↑immaturity …   Useful english dictionary

  • prematurity — noun the state of being premature • Syn: ↑prematureness • Derivationally related forms: ↑premature, ↑premature (for: ↑prematureness) • Hypernyms: ↑imm …   Useful english dictionary

  • Forwardness — For ward*ness, n. The quality of being forward; cheerful readiness; promtness; as, the forwardness of Christians in propagating the gospel. [1913 Webster] 2. An advanced stage of progress or of preparation; advancement; as, his measures were in… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Inception — In*cep tion, n. [L. inceptio, fr. incipere to begin; pref. in in + capere to take. See {Capable}.] [1913 Webster] 1. Beginning; commencement; initiation. Bacon. [1913 Webster] Marked with vivacity of inception, apathy of progress, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • premature — adjective Etymology: Latin praematurus too early, from prae + maturus ripe, mature Date: circa 1529 happening, arriving, existing, or performed before the proper, usual, or intended time; especially born after a gestation period of less than 37… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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