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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
elite
adjective  us   /eɪˈlit, ɪ-/
elite female athletes
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elitenoun [C, + sing/pl verb]

uk   /iˈliːt/  us   /iˈliːt/
C1 the richest, most powerful, best-educated, or best-trained group in a society: the country's educated elite a member of the elitedisapproving A powerful and corrupt elite has bled this country dry.

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eliteadjective [before noun]

uk   /iˈliːt/  us   /iˈliːt/
belonging to the richest, most powerful, best-educated, or best-trained group in a society: Elite troops were airlifted to the trouble zone.
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"elite" in Business English

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elitenoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪˈliːt/
the richest, most powerful, best educated, or best trained people in a particular group or society: the corporate/financial/media elite
(Definition of elite from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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