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 Dictionary entry overview: What does early childhood mean? 

  The noun EARLY CHILDHOOD has 1 sense:

1. the early stage of growth or development

  Familiarity information: EARLY CHILDHOOD used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The early stage of growth or development

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Nouns denoting time and temporal relations


babyhood; early childhood; infancy

Hypernyms ("early childhood" is a kind of...):

time of life (a period of time during which a person is normally in a particular life state)

Meronyms (parts of "early childhood"):

oral phase; oral stage ((psychoanalysis) the first sexual and social stage of an infant's development; the mouth is the focus of the libido and satisfaction comes from suckling and chewing and biting)

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