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Noun: Renaissance man
  1. A modern scholar who is in a position to acquire more than superficial knowledge about many different interests
    "a statistician has to be something of a Renaissance man";
    - generalist
     
  2. A scholar during the Renaissance who (because knowledge was limited) could know almost everything about many topics

Derived forms: Renaissance men

Type of: bookman, scholar, scholarly person, student

Encyclopedia: Renaissance man