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Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

1 A person of great wisdom or learning.

2 Another name for an idiot savant. [From French savant wise or knowledgeable]

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savant

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

1 A person of great wisdom or learning.

2 Another name for an idiot savant. [From French savant wise or knowledgeable]

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Savant

Edited by Patrick Hanks.

in Dictionary of American Family Names

January 2003; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Names Studies. 52 words.

1. French: nickname from savant ‘learned’, a nickname for a university graduate or a particularly knowledgeable person.

2. Indian (Maharashtra):

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savant <i>n.</i>

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 23 words.

1 A person of great wisdom or learning.

2 Another name for an idiot savant.

[From French savant wise

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savant <i>n.</i>

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 23 words.

1. A person of great wisdom or learning.

2. Another name for an *idiot savant. [From French savant

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idiot savant

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology.

A person with mental retardation who can perform at a high level in some restricted domain of intellectual functioning, such as memorizing vast bodies of information, musical or artistic...

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Sentimental Savants

Meghan K. Roberts.

October 2016; p ublished online May 2017 .

Book. Subjects: History of Science and Technology. 220 pages.

The eighteenth century was not an austere age of reason but rather a time when reason and emotion, science and sensibility, public and private, went neatly hand in hand. This book examines...

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Idiots and savants

in Representing Autism

June 2008; p ublished online June 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Sociology. 18086 words.

This chapter concentrates on idiots and savants. The term ‘idiot’ became more precisely defined as the nineteenth century progressed, moving away from the larger category of madness....

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Synesthesia and Savantism

Mary Jane Spiller and Ashok J. Jansari.

in Oxford Handbook of Synesthesia

December 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Neuroscience; Cognitive Psychology. 10834 words.

This chapter considers whether synaesthesia can be seen as a foundation for savantism. It has been proposed that the co-occurrence of synaesthesia and obsessive tendencies typical of...

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Savant

Gary W. Kennedy.

in Grove Music Online

January 2002; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 57 words.

Record company and label established in New York around 1997 by Barney Fields. By 2000 it had issued approximately 25 recordings, including albums by Houston Person, Charles Earland, Winard...

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savant

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 905 words.

abeyant, mayn't • ambient, circumambient • gradient, irradiant, radiant • expedient, ingredient, mediant, obedient •

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