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noun [countable] elite pronunciation in British English /ɪˈliːt/
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  1. 1
    a small group of people who have a lot of advantages and keep the most power and influence
    the elites of wealth and power
    political/legal/social elite: members of the political elite
  2. 2
    the best or most skilful people in a group
    Only a small elite among mountaineers can climb these routes.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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