Definition of savant noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsævənt//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sæˈvɑːnt//
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  1. 1a person with great knowledge and ability
  2. 2a person who is less intelligent than others but who has particular unusual abilities that other people do not have
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: French, literally ‘knowing (person)’, present participle (used as a noun) of savoir.
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