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Genius vs. Polymath

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Geniusnoun

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

Polymathnoun

A person with extraordinarily broad and comprehensive knowledge.

Geniusnoun

Extraordinary mental capacity.

Polymathnoun

a person of great and varied learning

Geniusnoun

Inspiration, a mental leap, an extraordinary creative process.

‘a work of genius.’;

Polymathnoun

a person of wide knowledge or learning

‘a Renaissance polymath’;

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Geniusnoun

(Roman mythology) The tutelary deity or spirit of a place or person.

Polymath

A polymath (Greek: πολυμαθής, polymathēs, Latin: homo universalis, ) is an individual whose knowledge spans a substantial number of subjects, known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems. In Western Europe, the first work to use the term polymathy in its title (De Polymathia tractatio: integri operis de studiis veterum) was published in 1603 by Johann von Wowern, a Hamburg philosopher.

‘having learned much’; ‘universal person’;

Geniusadjective

(informal) ingenious, very clever, or original.

‘What a genius idea!’;

Geniusnoun

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.’;

Geniusnoun

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.

Geniusnoun

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

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Geniusnoun

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.’;

Geniusnoun

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

Geniusnoun

someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality;

‘Mozart was a child genius’; ‘he's smart but he's no Einstein’;

Geniusnoun

unusual mental ability

Geniusnoun

someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field

Geniusnoun

exceptional creative ability

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Geniusnoun

a natural talent;

‘he has a flair for mathematics’; ‘he has a genius for interior decorating’;

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.

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