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Noun: Einstein  'In,stIn
  1. Physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955)
    - Albert Einstein
     
  2. Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality
    "he's smart but he's no Einstein";
    - genius, mastermind, brain, brainiac [N. Amer], brainbox [Brit], smart cookie [N. Amer]

Derived forms: Einsteins

Type of: intellect, intellectual, physicist

Encyclopedia: Einstein, Albert