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Definitions for savant
sæˈvɑnt, ˈsæv ənt; Fr. saˈvɑ̃; sæˈvɑnts, ˈsæv ənts; Fr. saˈvɑ̃sa·vant

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. initiate, learned person, pundit, savantnoun

    someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field


  1. savantnoun

    A person of learning; one who is versed in literature or science.

  2. savantnoun

    A person eminent for acquirements.

  3. Etymology: From savant from sapere.


  1. savant

    Savant syndrome () is a rare condition in which someone with significant mental disabilities demonstrates certain abilities far in excess of average. The skills that savants excel at are generally related to memory. This may include rapid calculation, artistic ability, map making, or musical ability. Usually, only one exceptional skill is present.Those with the condition generally have a neurodevelopmental disorder such as autism spectrum disorder or have a brain injury. About half of cases are associated with autism, and these individuals may be known as "autistic savants". While the condition usually becomes apparent in childhood, some cases develop later in life. It is not recognized as a mental disorder within the DSM-5.Savant syndrome is estimated to affect around one in a million people. The condition affects more males than females, at a ratio of 6:1. The first medical account of the condition was in 1783. Among those with autism, 1 in 10 to 1 in 200 have savant syndrome to some degree. It is estimated that there are fewer than a hundred prodigious savants, with skills so extraordinary that they would be considered spectacular even for a non-impaired person, currently living.


  1. savant

    A savant is an individual, often with a developmental disorder like autism, who possesses exceptional abilities or skills in a particular area, such as memorization, mathematics, art, or music, while having deficiencies in other areas. These extraordinary abilities typically far exceed those of the general population.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Savantadjective

    a man of learning; one versed in literature or science; a person eminent for acquirements

  2. Etymology: [F., fr. savoir to know, L. sapere. See Sage, a.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Savant

    sav-ang′, n. a learned man. [Fr., pr.p. of savoir, to know.]

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    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Savant is ranked #21842 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Savant surname appeared 1,190 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Savant.

    84% or 1,000 total occurrences were White.
    9.4% or 112 total occurrences were Asian.
    3.2% or 39 total occurrences were Black.
    2% or 24 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 10 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.4% or 5 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. satnav

  2. sat nav

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of savant in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of savant in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of savant in a Sentence

  1. Keith Raniere:

    This trial has revealed that Keith Raniere, who portrayed Keith Raniere as a savant and a genius, was in fact a massive manipulator, a con man, and the crime boss of a cult-like organization involved in sex trafficking, child pornography, extortion, compelled abortions, branding, degradation and humiliation.

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