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[fahy bey-tuh kap-uh, bee-tuh] /ˈfaɪ ˈbeɪ tə ˈkæp ə, ˈbi tə/

a national honor society, founded in 1776, whose members are chosen, for lifetime membership, usually from among college undergraduates of high academic distinction.
a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
/ˈfaɪ ˈbeɪtə ˈkæpə; ˈbiːtə/
noun (in the US)
a national honorary society, founded in 1776, membership of which is based on high academic ability
a member of this society

undergraduate honorary society, 1776, from initials of Greek philosophia biou kybernetes “philosophy, guide of life.”


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