precocity

[pri-kos-i-tee]
noun
the state of being or tendency to be precocious.

Origin:
1630–40; < French précosité, equivalent to précose (< Latin praecoci-, stem of praecox early ripening, adj. derivative of praecoquere to bake or ripen early; see pre-, cook1) + -ité -ity

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precocious (prɪˈkəʊʃəs)
 
adj
1.  ahead in development, such as the mental development of a child
2.  botany (of plants, fruit, etc) flowering or ripening early
 
[C17: from Latin praecox early maturing, from prae early + coquere to ripen]
 
pre'cociously
 
adv
 
pre'cociousness
 
n
 
precocity
 
n

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Example sentences
At the outset it was the sheer marvel of his precocity.
Before that, his only hint of precocity had been his authoritative war with jigsaw puzzles.
Since then, in a trance of evergreen precocity, he has been educating himself: doing his homework and writing his essays.
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