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1. Belonging to an elite, especially in being more talented, privileged, or highly trained that the rest.
2. A group or class of people enjoying superior intellectual, social, or economic status.
3. A small group of people within a larger group who have more power, social standing, wealth, or talent than the rest of the group.
4. Etymology: from French élite, "selection, choice"; from Old French elire, elisre, "to pick out, to choose", from Latin eligere, "to choose".
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elite (s) (noun), elites (pl)
The best, brightest, and highest quality of individuals in a group: The bridge players represented the elite of the country's competitive teams.
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