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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Genius \Gen"ius\, n.; pl. E. Geniuses; in sense 1, L. Genii.
     [L. genius, prop., the superior or divine nature which is
     innate in everything, the spirit, the tutelar deity or genius
     of a person or place, taste, talent, genius, from genere,
     gignere, to beget, bring forth. See Gender, and cf.
     1. A good or evil spirit, or demon, supposed by the ancients
        to preside over a man's destiny in life; a tutelary deity;
        a supernatural being; a spirit, good or bad. Cf. Jinnee.
     Syn: genie.
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                The unseen genius of the wood.      --Milton.
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                We talk of genius still, but with thought how
                changed! The genius of Augustus was a tutelary
                demon, to be sworn by and to receive offerings on
                an altar as a deity.                --Tylor.
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     2. The peculiar structure of mind with which each individual
        is endowed by nature; that disposition or aptitude of mind
        which is peculiar to each man, and which qualifies him for
        certain kinds of action or special success in any pursuit;
        special taste, inclination, or disposition; as, a genius
        for history, for poetry, or painting.
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     3. Peculiar character; animating spirit, as of a nation, a
        religion, a language.
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     4. Distinguished mental superiority; uncommon intellectual
        power; especially, superior power of invention or
        origination of any kind, or of forming new combinations;
        as, a man of genius.
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              Genius of the highest kind implies an unusual
              intensity of the modifying power.     --Coleridge.
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     5. A man endowed with uncommon vigor of mind; a man of
        superior intellectual faculties and creativity; as,
        Shakespeare was a rare genius.
     Syn: Genius, Talent.
     Usage: Genius implies high and peculiar gifts of nature,
            impelling the mind to certain favorite kinds of mental
            effort, and producing new combinations of ideas,
            imagery, etc. Talent supposes general strength of
            intellect, with a peculiar aptitude for being molded
            and directed to specific employments and valuable ends
            and purposes. Genius is connected more or less with
            the exercise of imagination, and reaches its ends by a
            kind of intuitive power. Talent depends more on high
            mental training, and a perfect command of all the
            faculties, memory, judgment, sagacity, etc. Hence we
            speak of a genius for poetry, painting. etc., and a
            talent for business or diplomacy. Among English
            orators, Lord Chatham was distinguished for his
            genius; William Pitt for his pre["e]minent talents,
            and especially his unrivaled talent for debate.
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     Genius loci[L.], the genius or presiding divinity of a
        place; hence, the pervading spirit of a place or
        institution, as of a college, etc.
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