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prodigy

noun [C]     /ˈprɒd.ɪ.dʒi/ US  /ˈprɑː.də-/
someone with a very great ability that usually shows itself when that person is a young child: The 16-year-old tennis prodigy is the youngest player ever to reach the Olympic finals. He read in the paper about a mathematical prodigy who was attending university at the age of twelve. → See also child prodigyExperts and specialistsChildren and babies
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