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precociousadjective

uk   /prɪˈkəʊ.ʃəs/  us   /prəˈkoʊ.ʃəs/
(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 A precocious child behaves as if they are much older than they are: a precocious little brat
precociousness
noun [U] uk   /prɪˈkəʊ.ʃəs.nəs/  us   /prəˈkoʊ.ʃəs.nəs/ (formal precocity, uk   /-ˈkɒs.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈkɑː.sə.t̬i/ )
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precociousadjective

 us   /prɪˈkoʊ·ʃəs/
showing unusually early mental development or achievement: Lucy was a verbally precocious child.
(Definition of precocious from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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