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also ma·vin  (mā′vən)
A person who has special knowledge or experience; an expert.

[Yiddish meyvn, from Hebrew mēbîn, active participle of hēbîn, to understand, derived stem of bîn, to discern; see byn in Semitic roots.]
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Noun1.mavin - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any fieldmavin - someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
expert - a person with special knowledge or ability who performs skillfully
track star - a star runner
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org MAVIN Foundation is an organization with a wide array of projects related to mixed race youth and families, including the Matchmaker Bone Marrow donor program; the print and online MAVIN magazine, an internationally distributed publication addressing the mixed-race experience; and the new Multiracial Child Resource Book: Living Complex Identities, a valuable reference for professionals and families.
Matt Kelley, president of the multiracial Mavin Foundation, also rejects "this beige-black dichotomy as an inevitable scenario" and stresses the importance of alliances.
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