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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 A precocious child behaves 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/ )
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