Genius vs. Genious - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • 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 advances in a domain of knowledge. Despite the presence of scholars in many subjects throughout history, many geniuses have shown high achievements in only a single kind of activity. There is no scientifically precise definition of genius, and the question of whether the notion itself has any real meaning has long been a subject of debate, although psychologists are converging on a definition that emphasizes creativity and eminent achievement. Usually, genius is associated with talent, but many authors (for example Cesare Lombroso) systematically distinguish these terms.

  • Genious

    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 advances in a domain of knowledge. Despite the presence of scholars in many subjects throughout history, many geniuses have shown high achievements in only a single kind of activity.There is no scientifically precise definition of genius, and the question of whether the notion itself has any real meaning has long been a subject of debate, although psychologists are converging on a definition that emphasizes creativity and eminent achievement. Usually, genius is associated with talent, but many authors (for example Cesare Lombroso) systematically distinguish these terms.

Wiktionary

  • Genius (noun)

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

  • Genius (noun)

    Extraordinary mental capacity.

  • Genius (noun)

    Inspiration, a mental leap, an extraordinary creative process.

    "a work of genius."

  • Genius (noun)

    The tutelary deity or spirit of a place or person.

  • Genius (adjective)

    ingenious, very clever, or original.

    "What a genius idea!"

  • Genious (adjective)

    misspelling of genius

  • Genious (noun)

    misspelling of genius

Webster Dictionary

  • Genius (noun)

    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.

  • Genius (noun)

    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.

  • Genius (noun)

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

  • Genius (noun)

    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 (noun)

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

Princeton's WordNet

  • Genius (noun)

    someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality;

    "Mozart was a child genius"

    "he's smart but he's no Einstein"

  • Genius (noun)

    unusual mental ability

  • Genius (noun)

    someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

  • Genius (noun)

    exceptional creative ability

  • Genius (noun)

    a natural talent;

    "he has a flair for mathematics"

    "he has a genius for interior decorating"

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