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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Prodigy  \Prod"i*gy\,  n.;  pl  {Prodigies}.  [  L.  prodigium  pro 
  before  +  (perh.)  a  word  appearing  in  adagium  adage:  cf  F. 
  prodige.  Cf  {Adage}.  ] 
  1.  Something  extraordinary,  or  out  of  the  usual  course  of 
  nature,  from  which  omens  are  drawn;  a  portent;  as 
  eclipses  and  meteors  were  anciently  deemed  prodigies. 
  So  many  terrors,  voices,  prodigies,  May  warn  thee, 
  as  a  sure  foregoing  sign.  --Milton. 
  2.  Anything  so  extraordinary  as  to  excite  wonder  or 
  astonishment;  a  marvel;  as  a  prodigy  of  learning. 
  3.  A  production  out  of  ordinary  course  of  nature;  an  abnormal 
  development;  a  monster.  --B.  Jonson 
  Syn:  Wonder;  miracle;  portent;  marvel;  monster. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  an  unusually  talented  or  intelligent  child  [syn:  {wonder 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
    A  commercial  on-line  conferencing  service, 
  co-developed  by  {IBM}  and  Sears,  Roebuck,  Inc. 
  Prodigy's  main  competitors  are  {AOL}  and  {Compuserve}. 

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