What does premature mean?

Here's a list of possible definitions for the term premature:

Princeton's WordNet

  1. premature(adj)

    born after a gestation period of less than the normal time

    "a premature infant"

  2. previous(p), premature(adj)

    too soon or too hasty

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

  3. premature, untimely(adj)

    uncommonly early or before the expected time

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


  1. premature(Adjective)

    Occurring before a state of readiness or maturity has arrived.

    A premature birth.

  2. premature(Adjective)

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

  3. premature(Adjective)

    Suffering from premature ejaculation.

  4. Origin: From praematurus, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Premature(adj)

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

  2. Premature(adj)

    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. Premature(adj)

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

  4. Origin: [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.]

How to pronounce premature?

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How to say premature in sign language?

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  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. Ben Carson Carson:

    It's premature to say the exact numbers.

  2. Jeb Bush:

    It is a little premature to be talking Casablanca.

  3. Carlo Cottarelli:

    It's totally premature to speak of a crisis in China.

  4. George Iles:

    A superstition is a premature explanation that overstays its time.

  5. Deputy Public Defender Eric Quandt:

    It's completely premature to be talking about the facts as alleged.

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