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precocity

 [pre-kos´ĭ-te]
unusually early development of mental or physical traits. adj., adj preco´cious.

pre·coc·i·ty

(prē-kos'i-tē),
Unusually early or rapid development of mental or physical traits.
[see precocious]

precocity

/pre·coc·i·ty/ (-kos´it-e) unusually early development of mental or physical traits.preco´cious
sexual precocity  precocious puberty.

pre·coc·i·ty

(prē-kos'i-tē)
Unusually early or rapid development of mental or physical traits.
See also: precocious

precocity

unusually early development of physical and sexual traits.
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The association of gifted students' creativity and precocity with the production of a flamboyant project often is a misconception regarding the real capabilities of the gifted learner.
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