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English definition of “cognoscenti”

cognoscenti

noun [plural]     /ˌkɒn.jəˈʃen.tiː/ US  /ˌkɑː.njə-/ formal
a group of people who have a great knowledge and understanding of a particular subject, especially one of the arts: Not being one of the cognoscenti, I failed to understand the ballet's subtler points.Experts and specialists
(Definition of cognoscenti noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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