Intelligentsia



[in-tel-i-jent-see-uh, -gent-] /ɪnˌtɛl ɪˈdʒɛnt si ə, -ˈgɛnt-/

plural noun
1.
intellectuals considered as a group or class, especially as a cultural, social, or political elite.
/ɪnˌtɛlɪˈdʒɛntsɪə/
noun
1.
the intelligentsia, the educated or intellectual people in a society or community
n.

“the intellectual class collectively,” 1905, from Russian intelligyentsia, from Latin intelligentia (see intelligence). Perhaps via Italian intelligenzia.
intelligentsia [(in-tel-uh-jent-see-uh)]

Intellectuals who form an artistic, social, or political vanguard or elite.

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