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cognoscente (kahg" nuh SHEN tee) (s) (noun), cognoscenti (pl)
1. An expert who has a superior and specialized knowledge or highly refined taste; especially, in the fine arts: There were three cognoscenti in the art museum who were the judges of the oil paintings presented by the various artists.
2. Certain people who have superior knowledge and understanding of a particular field; especially, in literature and the world of fashion: A cognoscente, specializing in the latest trends of clothing, was invited to the women’s group to talk about the newest vogue in coats for the winter season.
3. Etymology: from Italian; literally, "person who knows"; from Latinized form of conoscente, from Latin cognoscent-, present participle of cognscere, "to know".
Someone with special knowledge in some field.
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