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English definition of “elite”

elite

adjective [before noun]     /ɪˈliːt/
belonging to the richest , most powerful , best-educated, or best-trained group in a society : Elite (= excellent ) troops were airlifted to the trouble zone .Position and status in groups and organizations
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