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Definitions for premature
ˌpri məˈtʃʊər, -ˈtʊər, -ˈtyʊər; esp. Brit. ˌprɛm ə-pre·ma·ture

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prematureadjective

    born after a gestation period of less than the normal time

    "a premature infant"

  2. previous(p), prematureadjective

    too soon or too hasty

    "our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"

  3. premature, untimelyadjective

    uncommonly early or before the expected time

    "illness led to his premature death"; "alcohol brought him to an untimely end"

Wiktionary

  1. prematureadjective

    Occurring before a state of readiness or maturity has arrived.

    A premature birth.

  2. prematureadjective

    Taking place earlier than anticipated, prepared for, or desired.

  3. prematureadjective

    Suffering from premature ejaculation.

  4. Etymology: From praematurus, equivalent to.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. PREMATUREadjective

    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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Prematureadjective

    mature or ripe before the proper time; as, the premature fruits of a hotbed

  2. Prematureadjective

    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

  3. Prematureadjective

    arriving or received without due authentication or evidence; as, a premature report

  4. Etymology: [L. praematurus; prae before + maturus ripe. See Mature.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Premature

    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. præmaturuspræ, before, maturus, ripe.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of premature in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of premature in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of premature in a Sentence

  1. Jos Lelieveld:

    When most people think of outdoor air pollution, they tend to think of traffic and industry having the largest impact on global premature mortality, not residential energy emissions and agriculture.

  2. Alan Lancz:

    We're not going to see a V-shaped recovery, and I think investors will eventually realize that, so it's premature to call a bottom in stocks at this stage.

  3. Steven Ferris:

    The recurring platitude, which has been going on forever is 'gee we're about five years away from a really effective treatment,' it would be premature to say we've turned the corner but there's a lot going on in the pipeline that is quite promising.

  4. Ben Carson Carson:

    It's premature to say the exact numbers.

  5. Bruce Klingner:

    It's too early to bang the war drums, we may get there, but I think it's premature to jump to that conclusion now.

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