See also: Savant
savant (plural savants)
- A person of learning, especially one who is versed in literature or science.
- A person who is considered eminent because of their achievements.
- A person with significant mental disabilities who is very gifted in one area of activity, such as playing the piano or mental arithmetic.
- Synonym: idiot savant
a person of learning
a person eminent for his achievements
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- érudit, though the two are often juxtaposed (savants being portrayed as wise, the erudite as book-smart)
- “savant” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).