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Meaning of intelligentsia

in•tel•li•gent•si•a

Pronunciation: (in-tel"i-jent'sē-u, -gent'-), [key]
— n.pl.
  1. intellectuals considered as a group or class, esp. as a cultural, social, or political elite.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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