Having superior mental ability or intelligence. A label of potential. The intellect and emotions of gifted students are both quantitatively and qualitatively different. See characteristics of the gifted, labeling theory, overexcitabilities, levels of giftedness.
(intellectual giftedness) An intellectual ability significantly higher than average. Gifted children develop asynchronously; their minds are often ahead of their physical growth, and specific cognitive and emotional functions often are at different stages of development within a single person. Gifted individuals form a heterogeneous group. Because ... Found on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glossary_of_education_terms_(G