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Genius vs. Talent

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  • 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!"

  • Talent (noun)

    A marked natural ability or skill. from 15thc.

    "He has a real talent for drawing."

  • Talent (noun)

    A unit of weight and money used in ancient times in Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Middle East. from 9thc.

  • Talent (noun)

    A desire or inclination for something. 14th-16thc.

  • Talent (noun)

    People of talent, viewed collectively; a talented person. from 19thc.

    "The director searched their talent pool to fill the new opening."

  • Talent (noun)

    The men or (especially) women of a place or area, judged by their attractiveness. from 20thc.

    "Not much talent in this bar tonight—let's hit the clubs."

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Oxford 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.

  • Talent (noun)

    Among the ancient Greeks, a weight and a denomination of money equal to 60 minæ or 6,000 drachmæ. The Attic talent, as a weight, was about 57 lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver money, its value was £243 15s. sterling, or about $1,180.

  • Talent (noun)

    Among the Hebrews, a weight and denomination of money. For silver it was equivalent to 3,000 shekels, and in weight was equal to about 93 lbs. avoirdupois; as a denomination of silver, it has been variously estimated at from £340 to £396 sterling, or about $1,645 to $1,916. For gold it was equal to 10,000 gold shekels.

  • Talent (noun)

    Inclination; will; disposition; desire.

  • Talent (noun)

    Intellectual ability, natural or acquired; mental endowment or capacity; skill in accomplishing; a special gift, particularly in business, art, or the like; faculty; a use of the word probably originating in the Scripture parable of the talents (Matt. xxv. 14-30).

Webster Dictionary
  • 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"

  • Talent (noun)

    natural qualities or talents

  • Talent (noun)

    a person who possesses unusual innate ability in some field or activity

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