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.
Origin: From praematurus, equivalent to .
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
Origin: [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
Examples of premature in a Sentence
It's premature to say the exact numbers.
It is a little premature to be talking Casablanca.
It's totally premature to speak of a crisis in China.
A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time.
It's completely premature to be talking about the facts as alleged.
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