genius


ge·nius

noun \ˈjēn-yəs, ˈjē-nē-əs\

: a very smart or talented person : a person who has a level of talent or intelligence that is very rare or remarkable

: a person who is very good at doing something

: great natural ability : remarkable talent or intelligence

plural ge·nius·es or ge·nii \-nē-ˌī\

Full Definition of GENIUS

1
a plural genii :  an attendant spirit of a person or place
b plural usually genii :  a person who influences another for good or bad
2
:  a strong leaning or inclination :  penchant
3
a :  a peculiar, distinctive, or identifying character or spirit
b :  the associations and traditions of a place
c :  a personification or embodiment especially of a quality or condition
4
plural usually genii :  spirit, jinni
5
plural usually geniuses
a :  a single strongly marked capacity or aptitude <had a genius for getting along with boys — Mary Ross>
b :  extraordinary intellectual power especially as manifested in creative activity
c :  a person endowed with transcendent mental superiority; especially :  a person with a very high IQ

Examples of GENIUS

  1. Albert Einstein and Isaac Newton were great scientific geniuses.
  2. You don't have to be a genius to see that this plan will never work.
  3. He was a genius at handling the press.
  4. She's now widely recognized as an artist of genius.
  5. He's admired for his comic genius.
  6. My plan is simple—that's the genius of it.
  7. The genius of these new computers is their portability.

Origin of GENIUS

Latin, tutelary spirit, natural inclinations, from gignere to beget
First Known Use: 1513

ge·nius

noun \ˈjē-nyəs, -nē-əs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural ge·nius·es or ge·nii \-nē-ˌī\

Medical Definition of GENIUS

1
: extraordinary intellectual power especially as manifested in creative activity
2
: a person endowed with transcendent mental superiority; specifically : a person with a very high IQ

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