Manifesting or characterized by development, aptitude, or interests considered advanced for a given age.
A mathematically precocious child; a child with a precocious wit.
Developed or matured to a point beyond that which is normal for the age.
A precocious child.
Blossoming before the appearance of leaves.
Of or showing premature development.
The definition of precocious is a person who is more developed or more mature than expected for their age.
An example of precocious is a two year old being able to read.
Showing unusually early development or maturity.
Relating to or having flowers that blossom before the leaves emerge. Some species of magnolias are precocious.
The precocious child began reading the newspaper at age four.
Origin of precocious
From Latin praecox (“premature, precocious, ripe before time, early ripe"), from praecoquere (“to ripen beforehand, ripen fully, also boil beforehand"), from prae (“before") + coquere (“to cook, boil").