mastermind

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v mastermind plan and direct (a complex undertaking) "he masterminded the robbery"
    • n mastermind someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality "Mozart was a child genius","he's smart but he's no Einstein"
    • n mastermind someone who creates new things
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Usage

In literature:

Ravick seemed to have gotten the idea that Joe Kivelson was the mastermind of the hunters' cabal against him.
"Four-Day Planet" by Henry Beam Piper
This girl was obviously the assistant to the Mastermind who originated the scheme.
"The Misplaced Battleship" by Harry Harrison (AKA Henry Maxwell Dempsey)
What's the next move, Mastermind?
"Out Like a Light" by Gordon Randall Garrett
He had destroyed the SUPERMAN, the MASTERMIND, the powers of a GOD.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
Or, in contact with a mastermind, he may take fire, and the glow of the enthusiasm may be the inspiration of his life.
"Modern Essays" by John Macy
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In news:

Mastermind behind 2008 Victoria nightclub murder re-sentenced to life in prison.
The mastermind behind the View Street murder of Philbert Truong in July 2008 has been re-sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole for 14 years.
The mastermind behind a runaway success.
Conlon Music Midtown's mastermind .
Maybe the Mastermind board game is an old favorite or maybe it's new to you.
Tips, rules and guidelines for creating a sales mastermind course.
Forsyth Park fountain bomb plot mastermind a low-ranking soldier.
The mastermind behind the machinery is my enemy.
Danny Boyle is the mastermind behind the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony.
Mike du Toit, mastermind of 'Boeremag' white supremacist plot to kill Mandela, convicted of treason.
'X-Men' mastermind talks the Phoenix and the flame.
Inside the Pursuit and Takedown of the Real 9/11 Mastermind , Khalid Sheikh Mohammed By Terry McDermott and Josh Meyer Little, Brown and Company 368 pages, $27.99.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas businessman has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison for masterminding a mortgage fraud scheme that cost financial institutions more than $24 million.
A former Las Vegas businessman has been sentenced to nearly 22 years in federal prison for masterminding a mortgage fraud scheme that cost financial institutions more than $24 million.
Mastermind of Nevada mortgage fraud scheme sentenced to nearly 22 years in prison.
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In science:

Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, accused of masterminding the attacks, and nine others are still at large.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden, accused of masterminding the attacks, and nine others are still at large. U.S. federal prosecutors have charged 17 people in the bombings.
Inferring Strategies for Sentence Ordering in Multidocument News Summarization
In this paper, we study the algorithmic complexity of the Mastermind game, where results are single-color black pegs.
On the Algorithmic Complexity of the Mastermind Game with Black-Peg Results
We show that it is NP-complete to determine if a sequence of single-color Mastermind results have a satisfying vector.
On the Algorithmic Complexity of the Mastermind Game with Black-Peg Results
Mastermind [2, 4] is a game played between two players—a codemaker and a codebreaker—using colored pegs. (See Figure 1.) Viewed mathematically, Mastermind is abstracted as a game where the codemaker selects a plaintext vector, V , of length N , whose elements are selected from an alphabet of size K .
On the Algorithmic Complexity of the Mastermind Game with Black-Peg Results
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