Einstein

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From German Einstein.

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Einstein

  1. Albert Einstein, the world-famous 20th Century theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity.
    • 1919 November 10, “LIGHTS ALL ASKEW IN THE HEAVENS”, New York Times
      Men of Science More or Less Agog Over Results of Eclipse Observations.
      EINSTEIN THEORY TRIUMPHS
      Stars Not Where They Seemed or Were Calculated to be, but Nobody Need Worry.
      A BOOK FOR 12 WISE MEN
      No More in All the World Could Comprehend it, Said Einstein When His Daring Publishers Accepted it.
    • 1977, James Taylor, “Secret O’ Life”, JT, Columbia Records
      Einstein said he could never understand it all / Planets spinning through space
    • 1993, Steve Martin, Picasso at the Lapin Agile
      Gaston: Picasso, Einstein, Schmendiman. Somehow it doesn't have a ring.
    • 2000 January 22, Carl Kasell (announcer), “Listener Limerick Challenge”, Wait, Wait...Don’t Tell Me!, National Public Radio
      If Einstein, my dear / Were a toll booth cashier / I imagine he too would be [bored]
  2. A surname​.

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Einstein (plural Einsteins)

  1. An extremely clever or intelligent person.
    Can you believe he's just a kindergartener? It looks like they've got an Einstein in the family.

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Einstein

  1. A surname, notably of Albert Einstein.

Noun[edit]

Einstein

  1. an extremely intelligent person
  2. (mockingly) Sherlock; a person who has stated something obvious, unaware of its obviousness
  3. (sarcastic) a person that has not noticed the obvious or is perceived as unintelligent

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  • Columbo (a person stating the obvious)

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