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Engineer vs. Genius — What's the Difference?

Engineer vs. Genius — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Engineer and Genius

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Engineer

Engineers, as practitioners of engineering, are professionals who invent, design, analyze, build and test machines, complex systems, structures, gadgets and materials to fulfill functional objectives and requirements while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety and cost. The word engineer (Latin ingeniator) is derived from the Latin words ingeniare ("to create, generate, contrive, devise") and ingenium ("cleverness").

Genius

A genius is a person who displays exceptional intellectual ability, creative productivity, universality in genres, or originality, typically to a degree that is associated with the achievement of new discoveries or advances in a domain of knowledge. Geniuses may be polymaths who excel across many diverse subjects or may show high achievements in only a single kind of activity.There is no scientifically precise definition of a genius.

Engineer

One who is trained or professionally engaged in a branch of engineering.

Genius

Extraordinary intellectual and creative power
Artistic works of genius.

Engineer

One who operates an engine.
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Genius

A person of extraordinary intellect and talent.

Engineer

One who skillfully or shrewdly manages an enterprise.

Genius

A person who has an exceptionally high intelligence quotient, typically above 140.

Engineer

To plan, construct, or manage as an engineer.

Genius

A strong natural talent, aptitude, or inclination
Has a genius for choosing the right words.

Engineer

To alter or produce by methods of genetic engineering
Bacteria that are genetically engineered to produce insulin.

Genius

One who has such a talent or inclination
A genius at diplomacy.

Engineer

To plan, manage, and bring about by skillful acts or contrivance
Engineer a business takeover.
Engineer social changes by legislation.

Genius

The prevailing spirit or distinctive character, as of a place, a person, or an era
The genius of Elizabethan England.

Engineer

A soldier engaged in designing or constructing military works for attack or defence, or other engineering works.

Genius

Pl. ge·ni·i (jēnē-ī′) Roman Mythology A tutelary deity or guardian spirit of a person or place.

Engineer

(obsolete) A soldier in charge of operating a weapon; an artilleryman, a gunner.

Genius

Someone possessing extraordinary intelligence or skill; especially somebody who has demonstrated this by a creative or original work in science, music, art etc.
Idiot savant

Engineer

(by extension)

Genius

Extraordinary mental capacity.

Engineer

A person professionally engaged in the technical design and construction of large-scale private and public works such as bridges, buildings, harbours, railways, roads, etc.; a civil engineer.

Genius

Inspiration, a mental leap, an extraordinary creative process.
A work of genius
To add a dash of cinnamon amid such umami was pure genius

Engineer

Originally, a person engaged in designing, constructing, or maintaining engines or machinery; now (more generally), a person qualified or professionally engaged in any branch of engineering, or studying to do so.

Genius

The tutelary deity or spirit of a place or person.
And the genius of the place: the growing enthusiasm for codified standards in the Army and Navy

Engineer

A person trained to operate an engine; an engineman.

Genius

(informal) Ingenious, brilliant, very clever, or original.
What a genius idea!

Engineer

Preceded by a qualifying word: a person who uses abilities or knowledge to manipulate events or people.
A political engineer

Genius

A good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients to preside over a man's destiny in life; a tutelary deity; a supernatural being; a spirit, good or bad. Cf. Jinnee.
The unseen genius of the wood.
We talk of genius still, but with thought how changed! The genius of Augustus was a tutelary demon, to be sworn by and to receive offerings on an altar as a deity.

Engineer

A person who formulates plots or schemes; a plotter, a schemer.

Genius

The peculiar structure of mind with which each individual is endowed by nature; that disposition or aptitude of mind which is peculiar to each man, and which qualifies him for certain kinds of action or special success in any pursuit; special taste, inclination, or disposition; as, a genius for history, for poetry, or painting.

Engineer

(transitive)

Genius

Peculiar character; animating spirit, as of a nation, a religion, a language.

Engineer

To employ one's abilities and knowledge as an engineer to design, construct, and/or maintain (something, such as a machine or a structure), usually for industrial or public use.

Genius

Distinguished mental superiority; uncommon intellectual power; especially, superior power of invention or origination of any kind, or of forming new combinations; as, a man of genius.
Genius of the highest kind implies an unusual intensity of the modifying power.

Engineer

(specifically) To use genetic engineering to alter or construct (a DNA sequence), or to alter (an organism).

Genius

A man endowed with uncommon vigor of mind; a man of superior intellectual faculties and creativity; as, Shakespeare was a rare genius.

Engineer

To plan or achieve (a goal) by contrivance or guile; to finagle, to wangle.

Genius

Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality;
Mozart was a child genius
He's smart but he's no Einstein

Engineer

(intransitive)

Genius

Unusual mental ability

Engineer

To formulate plots or schemes; to plot, to scheme.

Genius

Someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Engineer

(rare) To work as an engineer.

Genius

Exceptional creative ability

Engineer

One who manages as engine, particularly a steam engine; an engine driver.

Genius

A natural talent;
He has a flair for mathematics
He has a genius for interior decorating

Engineer

One who carries through an enterprise by skillful or artful contrivance; an efficient manager.

Engineer

To lay out or construct, as an engineer; to perform the work of an engineer on; as, to engineer a road.

Engineer

To use contrivance and effort for; to guide the course of; to manage; as, to engineer a bill through Congress.

Engineer

A person who uses scientific knowledge to solve practical problems

Engineer

The operator of a railway locomotive

Engineer

Design as an engineer;
He engineered the water supply project

Engineer

Plan and direct (a complex undertaking);
He masterminded the robbery

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