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pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs),
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]
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precocious

(prĭ-kō′shəs)
adj.
Showing unusually early development or maturity.

pre·coc′i·ty (-kŏs′ĭ-tē), pre·co′cious·ness n.
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pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs)
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

pre·co·cious

(prē-kō'shŭs)
Developing unusually early or rapidly.
[L. praecox, premature]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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A general view of the principal aspects covered in this review includes type 1 diabetes, hypoglycemia, neuronal death, and cognitive deficit, as well as the influence of factors such as precociousness in the appearance of type 1 diabetes, intensity, frequency, and duration of IIH, which are all summarized in Figure 1.
Both MacAvoy and the poet wrote with striking urgency and precociousness, then abandoned writing at about the same age.
Now almost in her twenties and desperate to start a new chapter in her life, free from past controversies, Isabel will once again find that her beauty and precociousness will captivate another older man, this time a professor at her university.
Precociousness distinguishes these early epistles; in one example, composed at the tender age of 19, Styron grapples with what he perceives to be unresolvable conflicts within the Protestant Christianity of his upbringing.
The selection method for M: M is close to the reciprocal of the difference between the minimum and the second minimum objective function value to avoid precociousness in the initial iteration and the gap is gradually expanded in the later iteration.
I'm curious if you might think your work from these six early years is slight, on its own or as a precursor to your novels, even while your precociousness, intellect, and keen foresight were so clearly established.
A similar behavior was observed for lopsided oat, although its yield was 25% lower, resulting from the precociousness of that species, providing earlier grazing as compared to more delayed forage species.
Wales have hardly become world-beaters within a couple of seasons but they are thriving on a combination of confidence, callow precociousness and a crowd which has grown used to feats of derring-do.
There seem to be mixed remembrances of Mary O'Connor's precociousness by her relatives.
"Just making plays for the team," he repeated several times, explaining his precociousness with a shoulder shrug.
Yet, despite these court rulings and the precociousness of the TB policy, the social relations of accommodation somehow continue to be organized as individual fixes to allow those who are different to fit into the workplace as it is.