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I remember reading of a word that was used to describe it when a person or thing is able to adopt or learn a concept earlier then most people. I also remember hearing this word in the Imitation Game, if that helps.

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I ended up remember what it was:

Precocious: (of a child) having developed certain abilities or proclivities at an earlier age than usual.

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Wunderkind: often used derisively. A person whose academic, or other, achievements belie his or her age. A child prodigy.

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/wunderkind?s=t

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  • They're not equal. Wunderkind is a lot funnier.
    – Ricky
    Commented Nov 2, 2015 at 18:51

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