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English definition of “Phi Beta Kappa”

Phi Beta Kappa

noun [C or U]     /ˌfaɪˌbiː.təˈkæp.ə/ US  /-ˌbeɪ.t̬ə-/
a national organization in the US whose members are elected because they have achieved a very high level in their studies at colleges or universities, or a member of this organizationNamed organizations and societies and their members
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