Definitions for premature
ˌpri məˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər; esp. Brit. ˌprɛm ə-pre·ma·ture
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born after a gestation period of less than the normal time
"a premature infant"
too soon or too hasty
"our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"
uncommonly early or before the expected time
"illness led to his premature death"; "alcohol brought him to an untimely end"
Occurring before a state of readiness or maturity has arrived.
A premature birth.
Taking place earlier than anticipated, prepared for, or desired.
Suffering from premature ejaculation.
Etymology: From praematurus, equivalent to.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Ripe too soon; formed before the time; too early; too soon said, believed, or done; too hasty.
Etymology: prematuré, Fr. præmaturus, Lat.
’Tis hard to imagine, what possible consideration should persuade him to repent, ’till he deposited that premature persuasion of his being in Christ. Henry Hammond, Fundamentals.
Premature generally refers to something occurring before the expected, due, or proper time. It can relate to different contexts, such as premature birth in medical terms (referring to a baby born before 37 weeks of pregnancy), or premature decisions or judgments in daily life which are made hastily without proper thought or consideration.
mature or ripe before the proper time; as, the premature fruits of a hotbed
happening, arriving, existing, or performed before the proper or usual time; adopted too soon; too early; untimely; as, a premature fall of snow; a premature birth; a premature opinion; premature decay
arriving or received without due authentication or evidence; as, a premature report
Etymology: [L. praematurus; prae before + maturus ripe. See Mature.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
prē-ma-tūr′, adj. mature before the proper time: happening before the proper time: too soon believed: unauthenticated (as a report).—adv. Prēmatūre′ly.—ns. Prematūr′ity, Prēmatūre′ness. [L. præmaturus—præ, before, maturus, ripe.]
The numerical value of premature in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of premature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
To surrender to ignorance and call it God has always been premature, and it remains premature today.
I don't think calls for House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler impeachment are premature any more than calls for the President's impeachment were premature, but they are a waste of time at this point.
It is entirely premature, really premature to assume the Clean Power Plan will be struck down but, even if it were, come what may, we are sticking to our plan to sign, to join, we're going to go ahead and sign the agreement this year.
Rather, autism is often a co-occurring medical and psychiatric condition that is likely to play a role in this premature mortality finding, other studies have shown us, including a recent study from Sweden, that, in fact, for example, premature mortality due to suicide is higher among individuals with autism.
I don't think calls for his impeachment are premature any more than calls for the President's impeachment were premature, but they are a waste of time at this point, we've seen a pattern of... Barr corruptly impeding all these investigations, so this is just more of the same.
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