The definition of a savant is a scholar or learned person.(noun)
Someone who is considered a scientific genius is an example of a savant.
See savant in Webster's New World College Dictionary
noun pl. savants
Origin: Fr, orig. prp. of savoir < L sapere: see sap
See savant in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: French, learned, savant
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , present participle of savoir, to know
Origin: , from Vulgar Latin sapēre
Origin: , from Latin sapere, to be wise; see sep- in Indo-European roots.
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