Idiot-savant



[id-ee-uh t sa-vahnt, suh-vant, sav-uh nt; French ee-dyoh sa-vahn] /ˈɪd i ət sæˈvɑnt, səˈvænt, ˈsæv ənt; French i dyoʊ saˈvɑ̃/

noun, plural idiot savants French, idiots savants
[ee-dyoh sa-vahn] /i dyoʊ saˈvɑ̃/ (Show IPA). Psychiatry.
1.
a mentally defective person with an exceptional skill or talent in a special field, as a highly developed ability to play music or to solve complex mathematical problems mentally at great speed.
/ˈiːdjəʊ sæˈvɑ̃; ˈɪdɪət ˈsævənt/
noun (pl) idiots savants (ˈiːdjəʊ sæˈvɑ̃), idiot savants
1.
a person with learning difficulties who performs brilliantly at some specialized intellectual task, such as giving the day of the week for any calendar date past or present

idiot savant (sā-vänt’)
n. pl. idiot savants
A mentally retarded person who exhibits genius in a highly specialized area, such as mathematics.

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