the intelligentsia Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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the intelligentsianoun [S, + sing/pl verb]

uk   us   /ɪnˌtel.ɪˈdʒə/
very ​educatedpeople in a ​society, ​especially those ​interested in the ​arts and in ​politics
(Definition of the intelligentsia from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “the intelligentsia”
in Chinese (Simplified) 知识阶层,知识界, 知识分子…
in Chinese (Traditional) 知識階層,知識界, 知識分子…
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