Occurring or done before the usual or proper time; too early,
Occurring or done before the usual or proper time; too early
the sun can cause premature aging
it would be premature to do so at this stage
(of a baby) Born before the end of the full term of gestation, esp. three or more weeks before
born after a gestation period of less than the normal time; "a premature infant"
previous(p): too soon or too hasty; "our condemnation of him was a bit previous"; "a premature judgment"
uncommonly early or before the expected time; "illness led to his premature death"; "alcohol brought him to an untimely end"
(prematureness) the state of being premature
Occurring before a state of readiness or maturity has arrived; Taking place earlier than anticipated, prepared for, or desired; Suffering from premature ejaculation
(Prematures) is the term applied to copies returned by the retailer before the off-sale date.
A baby born before 37 weeks gestation.
A normal pregnancy lasts 40 weeks. Babies born before 37 weeks are premature. Babies born at 37 weeks or more are born at “full term”. A baby born weighing less than 1,500g (3lb 5oz) is of “very low birth weight” (VLBW) and a baby weighing less than 1,000g (2lb 3oz) “extremely low birth weight. ...
A hasty move, maneuver or plan. To take action without sufficient preparation.
too soon; prior to maturity; prior to full growth and development. A premature infant is one born prior to 37 weeks gestation. Premature labor and birth occurs prior to 37 weeks.
This describes a baby that is born less than 37 full weeks after the mother’s last menstrual period.