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See also Elite, and élite

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  • IPA: /əˈliːt/ or /ɛˈliːt/
  • Rhymes: -iːt

Adjective

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elite

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  1. Of high birth or social position; aristocratic or patrician.
  2. Representing the choicest or most select of a group

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Noun

Singular
elite

Plural
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  1. (uncountable) A special group or social class of people which have a superior intellectual, social or economic status as, the elite of society.
  2. (countable) Someone who is among the best at certain task.
    • 1964, "France's Culture Corps," Time, 7 Aug.,
      Is there a nobler or more disinterested aim than to educate the cadres, the elites of tomorrow?

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