Meaning of “Phi Beta Kappa” in the English Dictionary

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"Phi Beta Kappa" in British English

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Phi Beta Kappanoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌfaɪ ˌbiː.tə ˈkæp.ə/ us /ˌfaɪ ˌbeɪ.t̬ə ˈkæp.ə/

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 organization

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