Meaning of “elite” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “elite” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"elite" in American English

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elitenoun [ C ]

us /ɪˈlit/

those people or organizations that are considered the best or most powerful compared to others of a similar type

adjective us /eɪˈlit, ɪ-/

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"elite" in Business English

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elitenoun [ C ]

uk /ɪˈliːt/ us

the richest, most powerful, best educated, or best trained people in a particular group or society:

(Definition of “elite” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)