(often used with a plural verb) the choice or best of anything considered collectively, as of a group or class of persons.
(used with a plural verb) persons of the highest class:
Only the elite were there.
a group of persons exercising the major share of authority or influence within a larger group:
the power elite of a major political party.
a type, approximately 10-point in printing-type size, widely used in typewriters and having 12 characters to the inch.
Compare pica1 .
representing the most choice or select; best:
an elite group of authors.
(sometimes functioning as pl) the most powerful, rich, gifted, or educated members of a group, community, etc
Also called twelve pitch. a typewriter typesize having 12 characters to the inch
of, relating to, or suitable for an elite; exclusive
[soo-per-em-uh-nuh nt] /ˌsu pərˈɛm ə nənt/ adjective 1. of superior eminence, rank, or dignity; distinguished, conspicuous, or worthy of note above others. supereminent /ˌsuːpərˈɛmɪnənt/ adjective 1. of distinction, dignity, or rank superior to that of others; pre-eminent
[soo-per-en-sahy-fer] /ˌsu pər ɛnˈsaɪ fər/ verb (used with object), Cryptography. 1. to encode (a message) that is already a cryptogram.
[soo-per-er-uh-geyt] /ˌsu pərˈɛr əˌgeɪt/ verb (used without object), supererogated, supererogating. 1. to do more than duty requires. supererogation /ˌsuːpərˌɛrəˈɡeɪʃən/ noun 1. the performance of work in excess of that required 2. (RC Church) supererogatory prayers, devotions, etc supererogate /ˌsuːpərˈɛrəˌɡeɪt/ verb 1. (intransitive) (obsolete) to do or perform more than is required
[soo-per-uh-rog-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] /ˌsu pər əˈrɒg əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i/ adjective 1. going beyond the requirements of duty. 2. greater than that required or needed; superfluous. supererogatory /ˌsuːpərɛˈrɒɡətərɪ; -trɪ/ adjective 1. performed to an extent exceeding that required or expected 2. exceeding what is needed; superfluous 3. (RC Church) of, characterizing, or relating to prayers, good […]