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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Premature  \Pre`ma*ture"\,  a.  [L.  praematurus  prae  before  + 
  maturus  ripe.  See  {Mature}.] 
  1.  Mature  or  ripe  before  the  proper  time;  as  the  premature 
  fruits  of  a  hotbed. 
 
  2.  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.  Arriving  or  received  without  due  authentication  or 
  evidence;  as  a  premature  report.  --  {Pre`ma*ture"ly}, 
  adv  --  {Pre`ma*ture"ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  premature 
  adj  1:  born  after  a  gestation  period  of  less  than  the  normal  time; 
  "a  premature  infant"  [ant:  {full-term}] 
  2:  too  soon  or  too  hasty;  "our  condemnation  of  him  was  a  bit 
  previous";  "a  premature  judgment"  [syn:  {previous(p)}] 
  3:  uncommonly  early  or  before  the  expected  time;  "illness  led 
  to  his  premature  death";  "alcohol  brought  him  to  an 
  untimely  end"  [syn:  {untimely}] 




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