idiot savant[id′ē ət sa vänt′, -vant′; sav′ənt; Fr ē dyō sȧ vän′]
idiot savant definition by Webster's New World
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a mentally retarded person who possesses some remarkable special aptitude, as for memorization or rapid mental calculation
Origin: French literally , wise idiot
idiot savant definition by American Heritage Dictionary
noun pl. idiot savants idiot savantsThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An intellectually disabled person who exhibits extraordinary ability in a highly specialized area, such as mathematics or music.
Origin: French : idiot, idiot + savant, learned.
idiot savant - Medical Definition
noun pl. idiot savants
A mentally retarded person who exhibits genius in a highly specialized area, such as mathematics.