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Dictionary Definition

prodigious adj
1 so great in size or force or extent as to elicit awe; "colossal crumbling ruins of an ancient temple"; "has a colossal nerve"; "a prodigious storm"; "a stupendous field of grass"; "stupendous demand" [syn: colossal, stupendous]
2 of momentous or ominous significance; "such a raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision" [syn: portentous]
3 far beyond what is usual in magnitude or degree; "a night of exceeding darkness"; "an exceptional memory"; "olympian efforts to save the city from bankruptcy"; "the young Mozart's prodigious talents" [syn: exceeding, exceptional, olympian, surpassing]

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gigantic or huge
  • Japanese: (, tohōmonai)

Extensive Definition

Prodigy may refer to:
  • Child prodigy, an individual who is a master of one or more skills or arts at an early age
In music:
In literature:
In television:
  • "Prodigy" (Stargate SG-1), a season 4 episode of the television show Stargate SG-1
  • The Prodigy (TV show), a proposed reality TV show produced by Actuality Entertainment that never aired, and is alleged to be part of an elaborate scam by bankrupt Utah-based security alarm company Firstline
In technology:
prodigious in German: Prodigy
prodigious in Spanish: Prodigy
prodigious in French: Prodigy
prodigious in Dutch: Prodigy
prodigious in Japanese: プロディジー
prodigious in Portuguese: Prodigy

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