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A person who is highly intelligent: "These companies are not hot Silicon Valley startups swarming with Gen-X brainiacs" (Ronald Henkoff).
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informal a highly intelligent person
[C20: from a super-intelligent character in an American comic strip]
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|Noun||1.||brainiac - someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; "Mozart was a child genius"; "he's smart but he's no Einstein"|
prodigy - an unusually gifted or intelligent (young) person; someone whose talents excite wonder and admiration; "she is a chess prodigy"
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brainiac[ˈbreɪniæk] n → surdoué(e) m/f
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