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elite

noun \ ā-ˈlēt , i- , ē- \

Definition of elite

1 a singular or plural in construction :the choice part :cream
  • the elite of the entertainment world
b singular or plural in construction :the best of a class
  • superachievers who dominate the computer elite
  • —Marilyn Chase
c singular or plural in construction :the socially superior part of society
  • how the French-speaking elite … was changing
  • Economist
d :a group of persons who by virtue of position or education exercise much power or influence
  • members of the ruling elite
e :a member of such an elite usually used in plural
  • the elites …, pursuing their studies in Europe
  • —Robert Wernick
2 :a typewriter type providing 12 characters to the linear inch

elite

adjective

Examples of elite in a Sentence

  1. the winners of this science award represent the elite of our high schools

  2. the country's elite owned or controlled most of the wealth

Origin and Etymology of elite

French élite, from Old French eslite, from feminine of eslit, past participle of eslire to choose, from Latin eligere


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élite, élitism

Definition of élite



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