Translation of "elite" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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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 这个国家受过良好教育的精英
a member of the elite 上层集团的一员
disapproving A powerful and corrupt elite has bled this country dry. 该国专权腐败的权贵阶层榨干了人民的血汗。

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(Translation of “elite” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)