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cognoscenti

noun [plural] uk   /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.
Translations of “cognoscenti”
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指藝術方面的)鑒賞家,專家,行家…
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指艺术方面的)鉴赏家,专家,行家…
(Definition of cognoscenti from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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