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Meaning of Phi Beta Kappa

Phi Be•ta Kap•pa

Pronunciation: (fī' bā'tu kap'u, bē'tu), [key]
  1. a national honor society, founded in 1776, whose members are chosen, for lifetime membership, usually from among college undergraduates of high academic distinction.
  2. a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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