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prodigynoun [C]

uk   /ˈprɒd.ɪ.dʒi/  us   /ˈprɑː.də-/
someone with a very ​greatability that usually ​shows itself when that ​person is a ​youngchild: The 16-year-old ​tennis prodigy is the ​youngestplayerever to ​reach the ​Olympicfinals. He ​read in the ​paper about a ​mathematical prodigy who was ​attendinguniversity at the ​age of twelve.
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(Definition of prodigy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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prodigynoun [C]

 us   /ˈprɑd·ɪ·dʒi/
a ​child who ​shows a ​greatability at a ​youngage: a ​child prodigy on the ​piano
(Definition of prodigy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “prodigy”
in Spanish prodigio…
in Vietnamese người/ vật phi thường…
in Malaysian berbakat luar biasa…
in Thai สิ่งมหัศจรรย์…
in French prodige…
in German das Wunder…
in Chinese (Simplified) 奇才,天才…
in Turkish dâhi, harika çocuk…
in Russian вундеркинд…
in Indonesian keanehan, keajaiban…
in Chinese (Traditional) 奇才,天才…
in Polish geniusz…
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