variants: or genii
plural of genius

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2 a special and usually inborn ability
  • had a genius for remembering long strings of numbers
  • had a genius for saying the wrong thing, no matter what the social situation

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4 the set of qualities that makes a person, a group of people, or a thing different from others
  • putting the needs of the individual before those of society is alien to the genius of the Japanese people

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5 a visible representation of something abstract (as a quality)
  • the giant tortoise would seem to be the very genius of the unfathomable ancientness that one associates with the Galápagos Islands

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“Geniuses.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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