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prodigy

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noun prod·i·gy \ˈprä-də-jē\

Simple Definition of prodigy

  • : a young person who is unusually talented in some way

Full Definition of prodigy

plural prod·i·gies

  1. 1 a :  a portentous event :  omen b :  something extraordinary or inexplicable

  2. 2 a :  an extraordinary, marvelous, or unusual accomplishment, deed, or event b :  a highly talented child or youth

Examples of prodigy

  1. <a new drug that is being hailed as the latest prodigy of the medical world>



Origin of prodigy

Middle English, from Latin prodigium omen, monster, from pro-, prod- + -igium (akin to aio I say) — more at adage


First Known Use: 15th century


PRODIGY Defined for Kids

prodigy

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noun prod·i·gy \ˈprä-də-jē\

Definition of prodigy

plural prod·i·gies

  1. 1 :  an unusually talented child

  2. 2 :  an amazing event or action :  wonder





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