idiot savant definition

  • noun:
    • An intellectually disabled person who displays extraordinary ability in a very specific location, such mathematics or songs.
    • A person who displays an exceptional ability in one single subject (usually mathematics) whilst being mentally retarded in most various other industries.
    • individual who is mentally retarded in general but who shows remarkable aptitude in certain restricted area (usually involving memory)

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