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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgeniusge‧ni‧us /ˈdʒiːniəs/ ●●○ noun  1 [uncountable]INTELLIGENT a very high level of intelligence, mental skill, or ability, which only a few people have The film reveals Fellini’s genius.work/writer/man etc of genius Wynford was an architect of genius.a stroke of genius (=a very clever idea) At the time, his appointment seemed a stroke of genius. a work of pure geniussee thesaurus at skill2 [countable]INTELLIGENT someone who has an unusually high level of intelligence, mental skill, or ability Freud was a genius.musical/comic/mathematical etc geniusa genius at (doing) something My father was a genius at storytelling.3 a genius for (doing) something
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geniusPerot was a wonderful businessman and a genius in his own way.Sandra will deal with it. That woman has a genius for organization.They would think me, if not a genius, then at least astute.His enduring passion and genius is financial.Her teachers recognized her genius early on.All have found to their cost that on his game there's simply no stopping the hurling genius.I admire the Japanese genius for improving ideas from other countries.a math geniusEinstein was probably the greatest mathematical genius of all time.Sakharov was a man of genius.Really, quite a stroke of genius.Maurice was always entertaining, but there was a touch of genius in the way he talked that night.Nude or clothed, the female figure has been at the centre of debates about the genius in art.Could a computer ever achieve the genius of men like Newton and Einstein.work/writer/man etc of geniusSupposedly tackling the question, Are men of genius irritable? it is in fact an onslaught on critics.They were hardly works of genius, they were a bit awkward.On the other hand, intelligently entertaining and communicative works provide a background from which works of genius can emerge.musical/comic/mathematical etc geniusDanielle Salamon was also four when she was feted as a musical genius in 1953.The resulting fictionalised account is a faithful portrait of a musical genius, drunken lout, spiritual healer, liar and clown.I mean, he was a comic genius, yet he still wanted to be something he wasn't.Stephen Wolfram, a mathematical genius who did pioneering work on the varieties of computer algorithms agrees.I decide that he is a latent mathematical genius.It's one of those rare books of comic genius that imprints itself on the brain and can never afterwards be eradicated.Many of the individuals in these groups have dazzling individual skills mathematical genius is often one.Fortunately, the timeless musical genius knew when to call it quits, though his stunning creations live on.
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