Definition of intelligentsia in English:

intelligentsia

Syllabification: in·tel·li·gent·si·a
Pronunciation: /inˌteliˈjentsēə
 
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noun

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

Origin

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

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