from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A person with a cognitive or developmental impairment, such as mental retardation or autism, who exhibits extraordinary ability in a highly specialized area, such as arithmetic or memorization.
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- noun A person who exhibits an
extraordinary abilityin one subject (often mathematics) whilst being mentally retardedin all other fields.
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- noun person who is mentally retarded in general but who displays remarkable aptitude in some limited field (usually involving memory)
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[French : idiot, idiot + savant, learned.]
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