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English definition of “the intelligentsia”

the intelligentsia

noun [S, + sing/pl verb]     /ɪnˌtel.ɪˈdʒent.si.ə/
very educated people in a society , especially those interested in the arts and in politics Intelligent people
(Definition of the intelligentsia noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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