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Main Entry: tal·ent
Pronunciation: primarystresstal-schwant
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English talent "an ancient unit of weight and money"; in sense 1 from Old English talente (same meaning), from Latin talenta, plural of talentum "unit of weight or money," from Greek talanton "pan of a scale, weight"; in senses 2-4 so called from the parable of the talents told by Jesus (Matthew 25:14-30)
1 : an ancient unit of weight and money
2 : the natural abilities of a person
3 : a special often athletic, creative, or artistic ability
4 : persons of talent in a field or activity
synonym see ABILITY
- tal·ent·ed /-schwan-tschwad/ adjective

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