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the intelligentsia

noun [S, + sing/pl verb] uk   us   /ɪnˌtel.ɪˈdʒent.si.ə/
very educated people in a society, especially those interested in the arts and in politics
Translations of “the intelligentsia”
in Chinese (Traditional) 知識階層,知識界, 知識分子…
in Chinese (Simplified) 知识阶层,知识界, 知识分子…
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