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

     

    savant

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈsævənt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sæˈvɑːnt//
     
    (formal)
     
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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 Origin early 18th cent.: French, literally ‘knowing (person)’, present participle (used as a noun) of savoir.
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