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"precocious" in British English

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precociousadjective

uk   /prɪˈkəʊ.ʃəs/  us   /prəˈkoʊ-/
(​especially of ​children) ​showingmentaldevelopment 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 ​childbehaves as if they are much ​older than they are: a precocious little ​brat
precociousness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/ (formal precocity, uk   /-ˈkɒs.ɪ.ti/  us   /-ˈkɑː.sə.t̬i/ )
(Definition of precocious from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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precociousadjective

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