Definition of intelligentsia in English:

intelligentsia

Line breaks: in|tel¦li|gent¦sia
Pronunciation: /ɪnˌtɛlɪˈdʒɛntsɪə
 
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noun

[treated as singular or plural] (usually the intelligentsia)

Origin

early 20th century: from Russian intelligentsiya, from Polish inteligencja, from Latin intelligentia (see intelligence).

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