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geniusnoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈdʒiː.ni.əs/ (plural geniuses)
C1 very ​great and ​rarenaturalability or ​skill, ​especially in a ​particulararea such as ​science or ​art, or a ​person who has this: (an) ​artistic/​creative/​musical genius Einstein was a (​mathematical) genius. From the ​age of three, she ​showedsigns of genius. It was such a ​brilliantidea - a ​real stroke of genius.evil genius literary a ​person who has a ​strongbadinfluence over other ​people: The ​film was about an ​evil genius who ​wanted to ​control the ​world.have a genius for sth to be ​especiallyskilled at a ​particularactivity: She has a genius for ​raisingmoney.

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