What is premature?

  • (adj): Born after a gestation period of less than the normal time.
    Example: "A premature infant"
    See also — Additional definitions below

More definitions of "premature":

  • (adj): Uncommonly early or before the expected time.
    Example: "Illness led to his premature death"
    Synonyms: untimely
  • (adj): Too soon or too hasty.
    Example: "A premature judgment"
    Synonyms: previous

Famous quotes containing the word premature:

    God screens us evermore from premature ideas. Our eyes are holden that we cannot see things that stare us in the face, until the hour arrives when the mind is ripened; then we behold them, and the time when we saw them not is like a dream.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)