from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or fact of being early; a state of advance or forwardness; a state of being prior to something else, or at the beginning.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The state of being early or forward; promptness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The condition of being early

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun quality of coming early or earlier in time


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