HyperDic: precocious

English > 2 senses of the word precocious:
ADJECTIVEallprecociouscharacterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude)
allprecociousappearing or developing early
precocious > pronunciation
Soundsprihkow'shahs; priykow'shahs
Rhymesabacus ... zealous: 1164 rhymes with ahs...
English > precocious: 2 senses > adjective 1
MeaningCharacterized by or characteristic of exceptionally early development or maturity (especially in mental aptitude).
Examples
  • "a precocious child"
  • "a precocious achievement"
NarroweradvancedFarther along in physical or mental development
See alsointelligentHaving the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree
Oppositeretardedrelatively slow in mental or emotional or physical development
Spanishprecoz
Catalanprecoç
Nounsprecociousness, precocityintelligence achieved far ahead of normal developmental schedules
Adverbsprecociouslyin a precocious manner
English > precocious: 2 senses > adjective 2
MeaningAppearing or developing early.
Example"precocious flowers appear before the leaves as in some species of magnolias"
Categorybotany, phytologyThe branch of biology that studies plants
BroaderearlyBeing or occurring at an early stage / stage of development
Spanishprecoz
Catalanprecoç

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