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Definition of idiot savant noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

idiot savant

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˌɪdiət sæˈvɑnt//
 
, NAmE//ˌɪdiətsəˈvɑnt//
 
(pl. idiot savants or idiots savants
NAmE//ˌɪdiət sæˈvɑnt//
 
, NAmE//ˌɪdiətsəˈvɑnt//
 
)
(from French)
 
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a person who has severe learning difficulties, but who has an unusually high level of ability in a particular skill, for example in art or music, or in remembering things
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: idiot savant