polymath polymath

Definition(s):

  • (n) a person of great and varied learning

Usage(s):

  • The founding father of this brave new world is an affable, bespectacled, 42-year-old polymath named Will Wright.

News

  • Dance Tracks of the Week: Pilooski, Daphni Remix Makossa Legend Francis Bebey

    Francis Bebey, Remix (Born Bad Records) There's no improving upon the work of the Cameroonian polymath Francis Bebey, a journalist, novelist, and musician who mixed African and Latin styles with jazz and electronic music, sounding at times like some dream combination of Afrobeat and Kraftwerk...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Spin

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Quotes

  1. "By comparing Da Vinci's drawings with the Nung Shu we have verified that each element of a machine superbly illustrated by the Italian polymath had been illustrated by the Chinese in a much simpler manual earlier," Menzies writes.
    on Jul 29, 2008 By: Gavin Menzies Source: Xinhua

  2. "Amelia is a true polymath whose field of experience encompasses business, finance, law, the arts and charitable organisations. She will be a superb chair of GMG and we are delighted to welcome her," said Liz Forgan, the chair of the Scott Trust.
    on Apr 22, 2009 By: Liz Forgan Source: guardian.co.uk

  3. "Murray is arguably the world's most distinguished theoretical physicist and a renowned polymath," says Paul Davies, an ASU professor, internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist, cosmologist and founding director of the Beyond center....
    on Mar 15, 2007 By: Paul Davies Source: Arizona State University

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