One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Unusually early maturation. Also: a process of maturation (in part or in some respect) which takes place before the ordinary or final stage of maturation.
2Prematurity at birth. rare.
Occurring before maturation.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in American Journal of Psychology. From pre- + maturation.
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