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precocious

adjective uk   /prɪˈkəʊ.ʃəs/ us    /prəˈkoʊ-/
(especially of children) showing mental development or achievement much earlier than usual: A precocious child, she went to university at the age of 15. She recorded her first CD at the precocious age of twelve. disapproving describes a child who behaves as if they are much older than they are: a precocious little brat
precociousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ (formal precocity,   /-ˈkɒs.ɪ.ti/    /-ˈkɑː.sə.t̬i/) us  
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